||Dog Fart Network (DFN) isnít a network that Iíd normally have joined, but Iím glad I did. I joined specifically to access one of their unique sites but I found many of the other sites quite good too.
DFN has 21 sites that cover a wide range of niches. The overall theme that runs through the network is interracial sex, specifically black men with white women. One site does feature white men and black women. The sites range from fairly standard porn, straight b/g, b/b/g, anal, etc., legal teen oriented sites, cougar sites, through sites that feature glory holes, and a couple of sites with some unique themes Ė Wife Writing and The Minion. Both of these are unique sites.
The network is simple in layout and operation: the homepage shows all 21 sites. You enter each site through that link and all the sites share the same simple layout: five scenes are listed per page and there is easy access to all the pages. One thing I particularly like about the sites is that on each page, beneath a large thumbnail of each scene, all the viewing and downloading options are available. So many other sites require the users to click through several pages before getting to the download or viewing links; DFNís choice to keep it simple is appreciated.
Speaking of the downloading and viewing options, DFN has more than most other sites. While only two formats are offered (WMV and MP4) those are usually offered in more than one size. I download WMVs and those are offered in two Ďsizesí Ė both come in at 640x480 with the only difference being that the larger ones are 4500kb/s versus the smaller ones at 1500kb/s. Both play at 30fps. Some of the older videos are a lower resolution. Oddly, for 2012, the site still allows users to download the videos in segments. While Iím sure that few people still need to do this, Iím sure that those who do appreciate this option.
While the resolutions are somewhat below standards, they still look crisp.
Streaming is also available in two resolutions that appear to be similar to the WMV downloads.
Speaking of older videos, DFN appears to be moving to remaster a lot of their older scenes. This is both good and bad, depending on how you look at it. The Ďbadí is that they seem to use the remastered videos as updates rather than posting new videos as often. I donít hold the opinion that this is necessarily bad because it gives access to fairly decent quality videos of stars from the past decade. I consider that to be good.
The site also offers photos, and like the videos there are several options. Interestingly, the options are for good resolution photos (1067x1600) taken during the video shoot, lower resolution screencaps and these things they call Ďpanelsí which are photos that contain four smaller photos. The higher resolution photos are available as zips but the other two sets are singles only.
The site supports download managers. I use Internet Download Manager and had no problem with links dying on me over a period of over an hour.
One glaring problem with the network is the lack of an effective search function or the use of tags. There is a search function, but it has serious flaws. It allows you to search for a word or words in the title or description of the scene but that can be a rather blunt tool. For example, I searched the term ďanalĒ and got a number of hits but many of the scenes had no anal sex in them. The site producers frequently refer to a womanís ďbirth canalĒ in the scene descriptions and that phrase was captured in a search for anal scenes. This could be solved by a smarter search engine, but it would probably be better solved by tagging scenes with niches.
Any potential member is obviously going to make their own decision on value, but in DFNís case some people may jump to a conclusion based solely on price. The issue is that DFN charges $35 per month, which is more than most comparable sites. Is it worth $35? My opinion is that it is. I think weíve become accustomed to lower prices but the market has changed and we all may need to rethink the value equation. In this case, you get access to over a thousand exclusive scenes with decent production values and fast downloads (with no obvious limits, I might add). I think thatís good value. (As an aside, Iím not sure where the upper limit on pricing is, but I note that last week TBP posted a review of a BDSM site, Infernal Restraints, that commands $65 per month. Iím a BDSM fan, but that seems a bit steep.)
One potential concern that has been expressed before is that several of the sites do not appear to be actively updating with new material. Iím fine with this as long as the network is updating and the remastering continues.
The bottom line is that I certainly recommend DFN. Its top-quality porn, and specifically interracial porn, with top porn stars thatís well produced and easy to access at a fair price.