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rearadmiral (322) 02-10-10  01:59pm
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Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: - Itís Videobox, one of the largest sites on the internet
- Huge collection of videos (7500+ DVDs)
- No DRM
- Different file sizes for different download capabilities
- Five updates a day
- Seem to listen to user comments and complaints
- Adding more older (1990s) DVDs
Cons: - Sometimes bigger isnít always better
- Quality of some of the videos is questionable
- Itís fairly clear they push quantity over quality
Bottom Line: Yes, I know Videobox has been reviewed here many times before so I wonít simply rehash everything that you can read below.

Iíve said this before Ė if youíre new to collecting internet porn a membership at this site is essential. Most porn video stores wouldnít have the volume that VB has. If youíre just starting out this will take you much more than a month to get through unless you have a really narrow niche youíre looking for. The other site a newbie needs to spend some time at is American Vice. Iím amazed that VB and AV donít overlap much more than they do. The up-side to this is that you can download from one knowing that you probably wonít find it on the other.

I first took out a VB membership in 2005 and maintained that without a break until late 2008. After that I switched to taking a monthly membership a few times a year. If youíre new to the site, expect to stay a while.

There have been some subtle changes that Iíve noticed over the past little while. One is that they seem to have been listening to a lot of complaints by users that the DVDs were heavily skewed to anal themes. Some people took to calling the site ďAnalBox.Ē In my current stay at VB I can report that there does appear to be a reduction in anal themed DVDs. Iíll leave it to you to decide if this is good or bad. (The Rearadmiral, though, thinks itís bad.) In my opinion, the switch away from anal (which I never thought was out of proportion with the industry Ė anal is popular people!) means that VB doesnít have some anal scenes from some of the hottest new girls in the biz. Stars like Aubrey Addams and Dakoda Brookes do anal, but there arenít a lot of their anal scenes on VB. I suspect that this is partly a response to complaints.

There are also a lot more European videos. Some of these are decent, many arenít. When they promise five updates a day they have to have access to a lot of videos and they seem to have sourced a lot from Europe. I like European movies, but I prefer U.S. stuff because I find it easier to keep track of the stars I like.

Anal or not, one issue is that they really seem to focus on quantity over quality. Some of the videos are really bad. I mean generally bad, not just ďI donít like this fetishí bad.

One thing I liked was that they are also adding some older (1990s) titles. Yes, I know this is a preference thing too, but it does add to the variety.

Apart from adding a lot of European content they are obviously continuing to expand their American lines too. Since my last membership theyíve added J.M. Productions, for example.

Overall, this site remains a must-have membership if you like porn DVDs. You canít please everyone all the time, but this site tries and frequently succeeds.

(Please note that nothing above is intended to apply to the two extra-cost bonus sites. Iíve not had a membership to either and canít say anything about them.)

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Monahan (40) Good review and I agree that VB is the baseline site for any horndog into web porn.

One issue I've raised before and that I consider to be a major failing is their accuracy in their search capabilities with many misspellings and worse, their genre tags. (Gianna Michaels - small tits?????) Gianna Michaels spelled 10 different ways rendering a search for her stuff to be much messier tha n necessary, etc.)

I consider that carelessness/sloppiness to be a real problem with a site with as much content as VB has.

02-10-10  03:49pm

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rearadmiral (322) REPLY TO #1 - Monahan :

Monahan:

I agree with you on this issue. The search function isn't as good as it could be simply because of some errors in entering the information. I suspect that this is a result of the sheer volume of files being added each day. VB has five updates as you know, and I'm assuming that both bonus sites have a least one update each day. I'm a VB fan, but this site is more about quantity (and value) than quality.

02-10-10  06:28pm

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Denner (233) Well founded review here - but the score?
Still: no matter - what matters is this accurate statement:

'Anal or not, one issue is that they really seem to focus on quantity over quality. Some of the videos are really bad.'

Cannot agree more - VideoBox seems to have this deal in my mind: Give the suckers a LOT - video-QUALITY - what's that?

02-11-10  07:05am

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Wittyguy (95) One of the better PU reviews on this site that otherwise gets way too many reviews.
02-11-10  03:28pm

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Cybertoad (104) This was a great review, I haven't been member in years
but was great.

03-04-10  10:33am

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