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The internet is filled with thousands of private torrent trackers each having a community of almost 1000 members. These tracker sites largely operate on donations from members and do not rely on external funding. Thus, 75% of them don’t have ad-banners and are quite safe, thanks to the absence of malware or adware. This enables the users to browse safely and the community to run independently.
What is TV-Vault?
TV-Vault is a unique tracker that offers dedicated free indie TV shows, movies, and documentaries. The reason why it’s unique is that it offers old and classic content as opposed to new and trending ones. Almost all the free indie content featured on the platform has been released before 2015. In fact, the website states that no content should be uploaded on the platform that has been released on or after December 31, 2014. Thus, everything available on the website is before that period. In terms of the sheer volume of content, TV-Vault has more than 50,000 unique torrents as of March 2020.
Is TV-Vault safe?
For a torrent site to be safe for browsing, it needs to have an SSL certificate, which TV-Vault does have. By using tools such as SEOQuake and MOZ, you can easily check the credibility of a website by gauging Domain Score (DS) and Trust Score (TS). Based on my research, TV-Vault has a domain score of 2 and a trust score of 31 which is very poor. Sure, it’s not uncommon for torrent sites to have a DS less than 15 and a TS less than 40. But given that TV-Vault has been around for more than 7 years, it’s disappointing to see that they don’t have a DS higher than 10.
What should you expect from TV-Vault?
Quality isn’t a barrier – Since most of the content upload is pre-2014, HD upload is not a must. Most of the classic shows might just be in 720p quality max. Thus, there’s no barrier for content upload. As for a user looking to download content, you’ll find plenty of free HD quality indie content regardless of the leeway. That’s because all the members proactively work towards making the best content available. Out of the 10,000 registered members, nearly 45% of them are active every month. The best part of this community is that the tracker is not too crowded.
Excellent Communication – I rarely compliment the staff for managing these tracker sites. However, I feel the staff deserves a lot of props. And thus, I couldn’t resist doing so in this review. I’ve personally experienced their proactiveness towards solving user problems. They are super friendly and go out of their way to help you with your queries. So much that it was they who informed me about the relationship between TV-Vault and Cinemageddon.
Fulfillment ratio – With TV-Vault, I found that the staff maintained a respectable 60% fulfillment ratio. And they even helped users with plenty of resources such as a detailed Wiki page to learn more about the platform and get accustomed to it.
Multiple Genres – TV-Vault has an extensive content library spread across a wide range of genres. These include ‘Action’, ‘Advertising’, ‘Animation’, ‘Chat Show’, ‘Comedy’, ‘Documentary’, ‘Drama’, ‘Family’, ‘Fantasy’, ‘Gameshow’, ‘Horror’, ‘Music’, ‘Sci-Fi’, ‘Soap’, ‘Thriller’, ‘Western’, and ‘Other’. It’s hard to believe that they have so many categories filled with epic content in HD quality. You can even sort the result, filter torrents, and choose between ‘Freeleech’ and ‘Random’ torrents.
Simple Forum – TV-Vault has quite a standard forum. Nonetheless, it’s much simpler as compared to other private trackers. All the forums have been listed under a single banner. You’ll find various forums such as ‘Team Awesome’, ‘Hot off the Press’, ‘Help Wanted’, ‘Chatsville’, ‘The TV Vault’, ‘Special Olympics’, ‘Customs & Excise’, ‘Tech Support’, ‘Computer Club’, ‘Pork Byproduct’, and ‘Shitpost Graveyard’. Among all these forums, ‘Tech & Support’ has more than 9300 posts.
TV-Vault in numbers
TV-Vault is a mid-size community with 10,000 registered members. It caters to a global audience that has a keen interest in free indie old movies, TV shows, and documentaries. With over 50,000 torrents, TV-Vault has a massive free indie content library filled with quality titles that you can’t afford to miss.
As per the Alexa rankings, TV-Vault is ranked #180,664 which makes it amongst the top 200,000 websites on the internet. It attracts more than 175,000 visits a month and an average visit on the site lasts for more than 5.30 minutes. An average user visits 3.69 pages before bouncing off the website. In terms of engagement, TV-Vault does surpass all my expectations. Due to the incredible user interaction, it is able to maintain a mind-boggling bounce rate of just 11.22%.
How to access TV-Vault?
You can access TV-Vault by searching for the term ‘TV-Vault.me’ in your search engine. Alternatively, if you want to access the platform directly, you can use the following link: TV-Vault.
I know you’d be excited to join this community if given a chance. However, before you join TV-Vault, there are several rules that you must know. The inability to follow these rules might get you banned from the website.
-You must maintain a good share ratio
-Creating multiple accounts can lead to a ban
-Do not dispute the moderator’s decision. If you ignore the word of moderator without consulting the staff, you might get banned
-Don’t act like an idiot by being rude, harsh and abusive
-Don’t PM staff unless you want to speak to a specific member
-Do not post .torrent files of this platform on other sites. Every file has an embedded key and thus the tracker will automatically disable your account if you do so
-Trading, selling or giving away your account is prohibited
-Your invitees are your responsibility
TV-Vault sports a clean design. I really like the interface and the unique gray/red color combination. The well-divided sections with a gray background, white text, and read headings really help the website stand out. Add images, and thumbnails to this combination and you’re possibly looking at a website with a premium layout.
Header – The header section on TV-Vault has eight main options – ‘Home’, ‘Torrents’, ‘Requests’, ‘Forums’, ‘Top 10’, ‘Rules’, ‘Help’, and ‘Staff’. You can click on any of these pages to access the specific page. For instance, if you want to speak to staff, click on the ‘Staff’ option. On the contrary, if you want some help or want to learn about the community guidelines, you can click on ‘Rules’, or the ‘Help’ menu options respectively.
Free Indie Content – TV-Vault with more than 50,000 torrents does have a massive free indie content library. As mentioned above, the free indie content is spread across dozens of genres and thus there’s something for everyone.
TV-Vault offers much more than just a visual treat. Browsing the website and downloading free indie content from this platform is quite seamless. Even though the ratio maintenance requirement is not very high, members often take it upon themselves to seed most of the free indie content. That’s the reason why most of the content on the platform can be downloaded fairly quickly.
Suggestions I have for TV-Vault
While TV-Vault does have freeleech events here and there, I believe it’s not doing enough to help members maintain the ratio. It’s the members who work hard to ensure that they get it right on their part. Thus, it’d be great if the SysOps act as amazing as the staff and make more freeleech indie content available.
TV-Vault or TVV is one of the finest trackers that has been around for quite some time now. I appreciate the efforts of mods, staff, and everyone within the community. Their agenda of preserving the best content is a gem of an idea that will be fruitful in years to come.