Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
-Decent price with PU discount
-Download managers work
-5 new DVDs per day
-watermark is usually acceptably sized, but there are some annoying cases - see cons.
-There are some decent scenes I haven't seen elsewhere
-Vids available in two sizes: mp4 "high" and xvid "medium-low".
-Streaming is acually pretty decent for medium and low - minimal buffering. Not so great on high, see below.
||-content is pretty varible, an aweful lot of crap to sort through
-navigation isn't the best, I didn't find keywords too helpful, lots of mislabeled stars or stars under multiple names (why don't they combine them I mean for April Flowers, there is also an April with practically the same headshot, come on man.)
-Download speeds aren't the best, I averaged about 500 KB/sec using DTA.
-Video quality not the best, especially on older videos. The best I downloaded was 720x540 2700 kbps total bitrate mp4, and not very crisp. I'd say worse than DVD quality.
-Some videos are not framed well (placed watermark in black space around video making full screen video effectively smaller)
-No custom scene downloads - I find this feature handy, I'm sure some might not care.
-Maybe my connection isn't "super-fast" enough, but streaming on high quality was horribly glitchy with tons of buffering.
||Yet another site that is far too focussed on quantity over quality. I guess it must be an advertising thing, but on most sites of this nature I'd prefer 1 or 2 decent DVDs a day than 5 stinky piles with an occasional decent film dropped in every once in a while. Unless you specifically know what or who you are looking for (bearing in mind that there are lots of name errors) this site can be quite a nuisance to browse through. It is not rare to go through a whole page of 24 DVDs and not find one decent scene to download, but perhaps I am just pickier than most.
Perhaps I am making it sound worse than it is, there are certainly some decent scenes here, it is just such a pain in the ass to find them. I gave up after two weeks of my membership, and doubt I will return again unless I stumble across a lot of spare time in the near future.
Overall I'd say this site is slightly above average, their recent implementation of user comments will probably be helpful in sorting through the trash - I found such comments helpful on videobox. Although haven't seen to many folks posting comments yet, hopefully this will pick up some. On the downside, the video quality is average at best, the navigation is sub-par for a site this large.
This site does some things well, and the price is nice with the discount. But definitely not worth being a member for more than a month every now and again.
It would be oh-so-wonderful if one of these DVD sites decided to go against the flow and focus on quality content, and less freaking gonzo. I know how they love saying they have 8722 DVDs available to download, but who gives a shit if 8000 or so of those are terrible...
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