Playboy Plus (2)
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
||- Right now the site offers a deal where you can get 3 weeks for free, (in order to cancel you have to call them, but it was all pretty easy)
- A ton of playboy extras including montages from the photo-shots, extra pictures and access to old pictorials (Betty Paige, Marlyn and so on)
- The images are anywhere between 531px × 800px to 1600 x 1200 px. In other words you get decent quality.
- The videos are anywhere from blurry cut into pieces 2 minute segments to beautiful HD more recent shots. Most of the scene can be seen as quick time or WMV and are anywhere between 320p to 720p resolution and then quicktime HD, which I didn't figure out how to download.
- You get access to videos from casting calls, amateurs, coeds, classic pictorials, playmates, some 2 girl shots, a decent forum, interviews, a how-they made the covers and a few extra bells and whistles.
- The girls look really good, which is to be expected and if you like the magazine you're almost guaranteed to like this
||- Inconsistency. The whole site is extremely confusing at times. Each girl (even in the same category) has different types of content, most of the older ones only have photos, others have a short interview, others have just a video. Some you can download, many you can't. Sometimes when you click on a gallery you're taken to a little editorial before you get to the good stuff, other times you don't.
- The search function is a bit funky and navigation can get confusing.
- A lot of the content cannot be downloaded.
- Not as many interviews with the girls as I expected, most of the videos are of the girls posing for the photos, only some playmates get an interview.
- Often the site re-directs you to buy a DVD or an older magazine, a bit disappointing as I expected full access to the contents.
- Most videos feel like something you'd see on TV, not like a porn video. You get music and cut-aways which are not always necessary
||First of all this is a Playboy product, don't expect any type of hardcore (or even softcore touching or masturbation) going into this site. Hell even in the fre photos they have with two two girls the models barely touch, it's all very artsy and classy.
This comes with a bonus and a downside. On one hand most of the girls are absolutely gorgeous much better looking that most sites, on the other hand they all seem to have that Playboy look (no small titties, almost always shaved and very skinny, etc.)
What was also interesting was that many of the videos felt like a reality show, more than a porn video...I am still not sure if I like this or not. For now I left it under cons because when you have a 3-5 minute video, which a lot of these are, I'd rather see more naked girl and less pan around the room or have a nice intro and outro.
Most of the older content is a bit outdated with lower resolutions for both videos and images and no option to download. However the streaming option worked flawlessly and the inbuilt image navigator is perfect, it allows you to set a slide or navigate manually and you can save the photos.
For new content you get a lot more bonus with the most recent playmates having a longer (20 min or so) video which contains an interview as well as a sort of story- strip video... I remember for one girl she follows a rabbit around until she ends up naked then we cut to some interview with her, then back to the nakedness, then some more questions and so on.
For the rest of the girls you usually just get her stripping naked to music, a few giggles some funny faces and it's a wrap.
At the end of it all the site feels like the extras on a DVD, more than the main feature. I mean, don't get me wrong I saved a ton of stuff (since each video is so small they are easy to store and so many of the amateurs and co-eds are adorable) but I don't think I was "really" turned on by any particular video.
Here's how I feel about the site by way of analogy: most of the scenes I felt very comfortable reviewing in the middle of my living-room with friends and wife nearby, if you get my drift...it's like the playboy magazine, I'm not embarrassed of having it on my desk and I'll check out the girls, but I probably won't jack-off to it.
That being said, as a fan of behind the scenes, seeing some of the girls I saw long ago in the magazine actually talking and moving around was very interesting. I appreciate the very high quality of the images and the videos and while they feel to TV for my taste I wish more porn sites would use well chosen songs and work with the models at least half as well as Playboy does.
So, the conclusion? If you are subscribed to the magazine (which is about the same cost like the site) you will probably enjoy the extra content of the site, if the magazine seems like waste of time and money the site will probably do little to change your opinion.
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