I've been a member for about 6 months now & have to say it is one of the best VOD sites available. The customer support is great. Pretty much all new movies are full HD quality. I am not a big fan of streaming, prefer downloads always. Some of the movies are 6Gb+ in size & downloaded without issues or ended up as corrupt files. The only negative as far as I am concerned is that there us no option to download particular scene. If you want a particular scene, streaming is the only option.
I recently had to change my email and frustratingly they don't allow you to do it through their site (at least on the ddfadventures version). Imagine my shock when I got a message back from support after changing my e-mail which also contained my password!
since a week, hotmovies is seriously struggeling with the Streaming Speed.
- the "HD"-Option (4Mbit) doesn't work for me never!
- the 'MEGA"-Option (2Mbit) doesn't work since last week
The Streaming starts with the Maximum Speed (2 or 4 Mbit) and Drops down to 100 kbit/s. Sometimes i's going up and down, but you can't look the Video, that doesn't run smoothly. The anwser of the Support is the normal blablabla ".. it depends on your connetion, the Providers between have Problems, no Problem on hotmovies, i'm the only with Problems.." and so on.
unfortunately i'm working in the it-department, so i have a good look into the Problems (and have the measurement device to check the conditions).
I think the have not enough System ressources to fulfill the promised straeming Quality.
I provided a lot of detailed informations about up-/download-Speed to several Locations in USA (recommended by the hotmovies.com Support). All Downloads have a Speed over 10 MBit/s.
Here the anwser of hotmovies.com:
Thank you for contacting us.
While the speedtest may show that you have the bandwidth needed to stream movies from our site the speedtest is not connectiong to our servers.
It seems that for some reason you do not have enough bandwidth to play the movies from pur servers.
Why you are having this issue we do not know.
Our best suggestion to you is for you to contact your Interent Service provider.
=> in my opinion, that means "hey guy that's your problem"
As an network-specialist i say, no that's not my problem. The Problems are on the Hosting Service!!!! Small īmachines, not enough bandwith, to small Caches, to small bandwith to the filesystem/Network storage System, no balancing etc. there is a Long list for mistakes and Problems! But a good Service Needs some Money....
Last night the updatet the Website and now you have less then ever Options to stream the Videos. All Scenes are devided into several part's. Now you can only stream from the beginning of the complete Scene and not a single part of the Scene.
They have also more Problems with sorting the results of searchlistes and so on.
It was touched on in an older comment that they had instituted a cap on the amount of free minutes that an account can earn, but no one ever actually said what what the cap is. As it turns out, the cap is 30 minutes. As soon as you have that, the free minute every day button goes away. But as soon as you go back below it, the button comes back (literally, you can watch a little bit of a movie, refresh the page, and if you haven't taken your free minute for that day the button will be there). I wish the cap were a little bit higher, though, because I feel like it's only enough to watch 1 scene, and then I have to wait a week or two to build up enough minutes to watch another one. Upping it even 5-10 more minutes would give enough time to be able to view 2 scenes when filled, so I don't feel as much like I have to keep a queue of scenes worth checking out.
One of things that I said in my review is that AEBN didn't seem to have as many premium titles (i.e. titles that cost more than 1 minute per minute of viewing) as some other VOD sites. What I had based that on was by checking out movies I saw were premium on other sites, and seeing if they were labeled as premium on this site. But in browsing the site a few days ago, I found a movie that I wanted to watch, that wasn't labeled premium on it's main page. So I went to start to stream one of its scenes, and I was taken to a screen that said that the movie would cost 2 minutes per minute, and asked me to confirm. I was surprised by this, clicked no, and checked on the main page to see if I could find anywhere that said that this was a premium title. I couldn't. So apparently they don't necessarily label all their premium titles as premium. So if you're going to buy some minutes for a particular movie, make sure that check first by trying to stream a little bit of it to make sure it absolutely isn't premium.
Right now (and they did this last year), they have an Advent calendar running where each day gets you a free gift (a few minutes, some rewards points, a pre-chosed streaming rental for a week). Last year, I ended up with 2 lifetime rentals and about 30-50 minutes from showing up every day of the calendar. If you're already a member here, I'd suggest going back now, and doing so every day until Christmas.
I have been on the site a few times and some of the studios offer to enact ideas for a bit extra which is pretty cool. I've only done this a couple of times. One studio however (Muscular Goddess Mistress Debbie) took $100 and I never got anything back dispite chasing up. So just be careful and make sure the studio has done some customs before and you trust the studio. Most are good - I just got a dud that took my money. Some of the studios do a great job - just not the above one!
I'm keen on some of the content on this site - and I would like to review the site - but I don't feel I can review it until I've made a purchase.
I am very scared of using a site which doesn't use an independent biller - the site seems to be quite well-known but I'd be grateful if anyone here who has used it or knows someone who has can confirm they are safe billers I can trust with my credit card details!
Iíve been a member at Hot Movies for a while and use the site a lot. I know that a lot of members here donít like VOD, and for me itís a love/hate relationship. VOD sites, especially those as big as Hot Movies are like the crack cocaine of porn: they may be a bit pricey, but once youíre hooked, youíre hooked good. Hot Movies and some of the other large VOD sites have such huge collections of titles that canít be found elsewhere and from them Iíve had an opportunity to see some titles that Iíd otherwise not have been able to see. As for the fact that theyíre VOD only (or DRM-protected downloads) and can be expensive for that privilege, I suspect thatís more the decision of the studios that the VOD sites.
Anyway, in an earlier comment about the site the webmaster replied and noted that Hot Movies offers a 30 day access to some studios for a flat fee of $30. He used Vivid as an example. At a dollar a day for some of my favourite studios this could be a great deal. The problem is that I canít figure out how to sort the available studios by those which offer this service. Hot Movies has hundreds of studios available and only a few offer this service and Iíd rather not have to open each of them to see if they offer this service. Does anyone know if you can sort the studios to see only those that offer the monthly access? If so, how?
For a while (for a long while) Hotmovies has been offering free streaming minutes for members: every time you logged in, you could add one extra minute to your account, which isn't much, but it is something. (For a short time they were offering increasingly more minutes if you joined several days in a row: one minute the first day; two minutes on the second day, etc., up until five, but that was too good and was discountinued).
Anyway, I cannot complain because when I joined Hotmovies I didn't expect to get those free minutes, but it's a bit dissapointing to see them gone once you got used to them...
Apart from that, I continue to be a happy Hotmovies customer...
I've used the site to discover a lot of different talent. It's also nice because there so much variety. I find the organization a little mixed. Producers often reup their content with many different category types so their more likely to be found. I don't begrudge them for doing it (and like that I can find things) but when you're on their studio page you can scroll through a bunch of the same videos all thrown into different categories.
I have joined many of the company's sites at KINK.COM.
But for some reason when I joined this last one Sex and Submissive Woman after 5 days they will not let me login in any more nor will they reply to any of my emails.
So how does one cancel a membership if you can not log in and cancel it.
I now have to cancel my credit card , very unprofessional and they will never see me back.
Be careful of this group !!!!
i bought some kinks (online money in this website) to download video. I only used 1/3 of the kinks but next time i logined everything was gone. I sent an e-mail to cust service couple days ago and gor no response so far :(
Program requires to be on the default drive, even with Admin it would not install on the backup drive for some reason.
Anyways, the program works well I saw a few artifacts in the simulator but I had it at hi-res too.
I will do some testing and give a review later. Great Communication from webmaster.
It says its 24.44 kinks for 1 scene some are less, not sure why they are not all the same price and its $19.99 for 20 kinks so it is more expensive for 1 scene than joining for $14 a month which is what it says most of their sites are.
Or have I got something wrong here, seems very odd, why would anyone pay $30 odd dollars for 1 scene when for half that they can download the whole of 1 site.
i don't understand. They expect me to pay 10 dollars to watch just 1 video multiple times in 5 days ? this is a joke. you can't donwload, only web streaming, just lol. all this buying minutes thing is just a horrible value compared to videobox and other download sites. it is funny that they are marketing it "no monthly fees" like it is a good thing. dude, i have to pay 100 dollars a month to you to watch the same content in videobox.
Knowing that I'm a long-term member of ALS Scan, Alex asked me to do some beta-testing of ALS's new pay-per-scene site. Being more into perusing full sites, I have to confess that I didn't get around to it until the new site was already open to the public. I won't quit my day-job.
But the site is open, so I figured that I'd get my ass moving and see what my impressions are.
First of all, it's a very clean un-cluttered design, unlike MANY sites these days that have so much advertising for other sites that it's hard to even see the material that you joined the specific site for. This site doesn't even advertise ALS Scan - which it might want to do in a non-intrusive way, since many who discover ALS through this site might want to see more.
At this site, you buy ALS Dollars with a credit card and then you purchase individual scenes - photo-sets or vids.
The price-point strikes me as very generous to the consumer. Where a month's join to ALS Scan would be $29.95, you can go to this site and say, "Oh, man - I want to see Amy Brooke" and buy a single "normal res" photo set of approx 300 pics at $0.99 or a single "high-res" photo set at $1.49 - or you can get a bundle of all of the photo-sets at a slightly higher price in either normal or high-res.
For vids, you can buy a "stream" of a vid - no download for $0.99, or a 720 download - DiVX or MP4 HD at $1.49 each or a download at WMV 1080 for $1.99/scene or again you can buy a bundle or the vids at any of the resolutions - the bundle of the 6 vids at the highest res is $7.16.
All the vids have pretty full descriptions of what type of action is included.
It's a pretty great alternative to a full-site join. I know that I've definitely been excited to see everything that a site has of a particular performer and here you could get all of ALS Scan's material of Amy Brooke at just under $10.00 - 1/3 the price of joining the site for 1 month.
I looked at one of the 720 MP4 vids and one of the 1080 vids I downloaded (I was provided with some ALS bucks in my account by the site for beta-testing purposes) and the 1080 vid looked more sumptuous to me on my system, but the 720 vid looked excellent at fill-screen mode. It wasn't exactly a 1-to-1 comparison, since the 1080 vid was an outdoor scene and the 720 vid was an indoor vid.
I'm also impressed with how current the material is being posted on this site. They have all of the Gigi Rivera material that ALS Scan has posted, so they seem to be seriously committing to this site as a consumer alternative to joining the monthly site as opposed to doing some "wait 90 days until you can get new material On Demand".
ALS has created a very appealing site here in my opinion and made it very easy for people to use it and enjoy it.
Would I give up my membership to ALS Scan and just go the On-Demand route?
Not likely - with ALS Scan having updates every single day - pic sets of approx 300 pics or vids that average 30 minutes - that site has the edge for me
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