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Gay Video Box continues the simple, well-designed video sites of Adult Platform with an good collection of high quality gay dvd videos for an inexpensive price. It's dirt cheap and the quality of video is awesome.


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91.5
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VideoBox Men Review by Spencer VideoBox Men

Review by Spencer

Released Jun 8, '13 , Written May 29, '13
Intro

VideoBox Men is up for review today, and this is a DVD mega-site that offers up only gay DVDs in a pretty wide variety of categories as you can probably imagine. Along with their main site for straight content, they've been doing this for a very long time, and their setup is a bit of a geek's dream world for sure. They keep things like quality, options, download speed, infrastructure, and features at the forefront of their offerings. You can also get in here rather cheaply at just $15 a month, which is a great price for how much content you get access to.


The Pros

  Huge collection of gay DVD material.

Since they're a DVD mega-site, you can definitely expect big numbers here, and VideoBox Men does not disappoint. There are over 2,400 DVDs online now, with more coming in daily to keep those numbers rising. That puts the number of actual scenes at over 11,000, which is pretty solid. How many times can you even jack off in a day? Do the math, and you'll see that you can have a lot of fun here.

  Updates come very often.

This past week has brought in 31 new scenes to the site, which is pretty typical for a week here. You won't get bored for a lack of content here, that's for damn sure.

  Great navigation features, tons of custom options.

Their setup is very slick. You can choose what you want displayed, and what you want to disappear, right down to the scene info, the mid-sized flash player, etc., and all this is just on the main browsing page. The player page offers up menus you can show or hide that include all the scene/movie info you could ask for.

As for searching through content, just start clicking. They have a large list of categories to start with, and then individual scenes are tagged with even more categories at time. Mix, match, pick, and choose your way to your perfect filter. If you want to get even more specific, head to the user-created clips area, where users tag content with things like uncut, BBR, flip fuck, knee job, and more that a normal search just wouldn't be able to accomplish.

  Nice download options available, including custom clips.

The standard video downloads come in three WMV quality options, and two MP4 options (one is for the iPhone or similar devices). The HD videos also add a third MP4 option.

From there, you can also create custom clips. You can do this two ways: in their streaming player, where you drag a slider to show where you want it to start and stop, or in their "I hate flash, please don't bash, just make a mish-mash" non-flash clip creator (I forgot the actual name, but it's close to that). Here, they provide a bunch of thumbnails from a scene, and you drag the start and stop points. You can download these clips, or save them to your stash to view for later online.

  TV options could be a hit.

In case you're used to the days where you could pop in a tape and watch some porn, you may feel a little jaded that computer screens are small, and maybe tough to share with your partner. They have an option to view the scenes on both an Apple TV or a Roku box. Both are about $99 (or cheaper if you want one of the lower-end Rokus), but I'd lean towards Roku as the go-to option. The Apple TV setup is a little clunky with the need to download the file, import it to iTunes on your computer, then stream it via AirPlay.

They have their own channel on Roku. It's not the most robust, but I like the direction they're headed. You can search by category or title, or just have a random video pop up for you. You can create your own "stash" on the Roku as well, though I don't think it integrates with your stash on their website. The quality isn't perfect, but it was pretty much as expected, and the ability to have a porn clip playing on your TV in under a minute was pretty fun for sure.

Other Good Stuff:

  • Included with your membership is their mobile version of the site, which will let you browse and watch all their content right on your phone.
  • They are now offering some HD videos from those studios that have them. They look pretty good, but only come in one option for now. Still, it's nice to see the addition.
  • For a DVD site, their quality is pretty decent, even on their SD material. They get the quality as high as possible with the content they're dealing with.
  • Their streaming player was a pioneer back in the day for what you could do with flash. It may not be as ground-breaking today, but it's still a solid player. There are two quality options, plus filmstrip navigation, and everything just works fast.
  • You can create your own personal stash or porn here. Add in anything you want, from pornstars, to scenes, to DVDs, to your custom clips that you created. You can categorize them by folder if you want even, and then your perfect collection is always waiting for you here.
  • They have a pretty nice recommendation engine that will help you find similar scenes that they think you might like.

The Cons

  No exclusive material.

As with most DVD sites, the content here is mostly non-exclusive. A lot of this content can be found elsewhere, so hopefully you're not too picky with your porn. They do make up for it with big numbers at least.

  A bit of a learning curve.

As with everything so intricate and filled with options, there's of a bit of a learning curve here. There are a lot of sections, a lot of areas, and a lot of different ways to do things. It may take people a little while to get familiar with everything here, and I could see it being overwhelming for some.

Minor Negatives:

  • Not all of their search categories are available at first glance. They have the big main list up top, but you'll see that some individual videos have even more options. I understand that a huge list of tags may be overwhelming, but it's also confusing when you all of a sudden can't find something you know you saw.

Bottom Line

We know their setup kicks ass, and it does just as well here on the gay side of the DVD coin.

VideoBox Men was going to be a winner right from the get go. They have a proven track record with a much larger site, and you get all the same options and features here that work so well. Expect big numbers, lots of updates, fantastic options, decent quality, a low price, and pretty much everything you need to get in and find something quickly that's right up your alley. The only real drawback here is the non-exclusive content, which will be the case for most similar sites. Otherwise, this is a really good first choice if you just want lots of gay porn at a great price that has a ton of features. That mix is a combo that's not likely to fall out of fashion anytime soon.

Site Details

About the Content: 
Downloadable non-exclusive hardcore gay DVD's in popular & specialty niche categories.

Download Managers: 
Yes, should work.
Channel Max: 10
Able to pause/resume.
Test Software: Speed Download

Download Speed: 
Download Mgr: 2.4MB/sec.
Browser: 1.7MB/sec.
(215MB video, 20Mbps cable internet)

Exclusive Info: 
Advertised: No info found.
My Opinion: Not exclusive. I've definitely seen most of the DVDs on other sites.

File Sizes (HQ): 
WMV = ~500MB
MP4 = ~200MB
MP4 (HD) = ~1GB
(average size, HQ)

HD Video: 
Yes, some newer videos (<5%).
File Type: MP4 (h.264)
Bit-Rate: 6000k
Dimensions: 1280x720
Quality: Pretty good overall.

Live Cams: 
No free live cam shows.

Logging In: 
Only user/pw required.
Saved after closing browser.
Videos don't require pw.
Very easy!

Model Info: 
No exclusive models.
DVD studio content.

Other Content: 
VOD.
Can view on TV.

Other Details: 
Some condoms seen.
Soft music in some videos.
Lots of user ratings/comments.

Pic Details: 
No pictures available.

Streaming Player: 
Large flash player.
Can jump ahead immediately.
Near buffer.
Smooth playback.
Great quality.
Film strip navigation!

Updates in Last 7 Days: 
31 new scenes.
(on par with previous updates)


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