FTVGirls has started releasing videos in HD (1440x1080) at a 8256kbs bit rate in the WMV format. AFAIK, this is the highest resolution available for porn on the net. And, the resultant image is almost like being there... :)
Mind you, this does come at a cost. For instance, the third video release totals a little over 79 minutes in length but is 4,563 MB in size.
I understand the site owner's decision not to go with a full HD resolution (1920x1080). Wide screen monitors (24" or larger) aren't ubiquitous. I'd be interested to learn of the viewing experience of users with 22" monitors (1680x1050) or CRT monitors at 1600x1200.
Should this new format prove, for some reason, to be problematic, users can still get DIVX videos at 352x256 with a bit rate of 64kbs and WMV videos at 720x480 (widescreen) with a bit rate of 3155kbs. It should be noted that the lower rate of WMV videos is an increase over that of previously offered WMV videos at 640x480 with a bit rate of 2079kbs.
Also of interest, the daily download limit has been raised to 15GB.
So, it seems that, once again, FTVGirls has leap-frogged the competition and succeeded in demonstrating it's commitment to providing customers an experience of superior quality.
This is probably my 10th time as a member on FTV over the last several years. I've always enjoyed getting the exclusive content that they have. They may have just topped themselves. A new update coming tomorrow 12-5 listed as Lenka, is aka as the gorgeous Eufrat on most Euro sites. Check out the video specs 1440x1080 at 8,000 kbps bitrate. That is Blue Ray DVD quality. I'm only worried about whether my computer will be powerful enough to play this movie. FTV still is one of my all-time favorites. The sets that sold me on the site were the old Ava sets, aka Eva Angelina. If you haven't joined FTV, the time is here to give it a try.
After reading all the reviews and the comments, and after checking out the previews, and after reading the replies to my concerns about the apparent paucity of updates, I finally signed up last month.
Wow! This site is far better than I expected (I've had plenty of lousy experiences, as I'm sure many others have had). After spending a few weeks on the site I'm literally overwhelmed.
It's way too soon for me to write a full review on FTV but so far I can't see any way I'll give it less than a 90. At $1.00 per day to start (and a 5 month deal at 67 cents per day) I suspect I'll be signing up for the long-term plan just to get through some of the material in which I know I have an interest.
So far the big pluses are the quality of the videos (even the old scenes that are on DivX only) and the length of each set of scenes. They are going HD later this year so it's only getting better.
The minuses, for me, are the fact that they do not permit a download of an entire "episode" but require multiple downloads (a minor annoyance) and rather small and modest quality photos of most of the babes (again a minor annoyance because I'm in it for the video).
Download speeds are slow, but not terrible.
As should be known by all who spend anytime doing front end research, there's no hard-core sex, but the goings on should provide any guy with a heartbeat a lot of woodies...per episode.
So far all I can say is that this is an amazing site!
The updates are now down to about 1 per week. I've been dragging my feet before signing up to see if this site is like others where they are selling their existing content rather than working on new stuff.
Is there anyone out there who has any information about the rate of updates expected in the future? $30 per month for 4 new updates seems really very steep. (Seven or eight, as previously suggested is OK but 4 is rather thin.)
Also, does anyone know if the 5 Gb D/L maximum per day is still the limit?
Reading all of the reviews, I found only one (5/25/07 by 4nic8) that said the site updates only once a week. A later comment (7/23 by iporn)says there are two updates a week.
At $30 a month, and if there are 2 updates per week, that means only 8 - 10 updates per month which is quite light. Conversely, the volume of material I found on a tour suggests that it could take a long while to check out all that is there already.
The two questions -
1) is the update schedule still just 2 per week (or 1 per week)?
20 one review says there's a download limit of 5 Gb per day that is penalized by a one day time out. Is that still true?
Along with my review, I'm adding a comment, due to space limitations. The creator of FTVGirls is dedicated to presenting the women who appear on his site as whole human beings, not just performers who show up, do a sex scene, then are gone (to sleep, crazy, away, whatever). That's all too rare in the industry and FTVGirls does it consistently better than anyone else I've seen and, I suspect, better than anyone else, period.
The total figures I presented in my Pro's section are those that I personally verified. The site indicates that there is 256 GB of video and 78,000 photos available and I have no reason to doubt those figures. For this review, I didn't download earlier work (01/03-02/04), spot-checked newer work, and focused on the more recent work. I strongly suspect, though, that it's the rare exception where one can't see at least 40 mins. of video/model. I've verified one can see 1.5 to even 4.5 hours of video/model for some models.
Other aspects: Model & videographer comments/set, easy site navigation, preview videos for recent updates, fast downloads
The rating I gave this site is high and, given the qualities, quantities, and variety, it's deservedly so. A bump in video resolution would put this site as close to perfection for this genre as one could reasonably expect. Having been a member of more than 25 sites over the years (and having surveyed several others), I've yet to find a site that surpasses FTVGirls and very, very few that come close.
I am a FTV member for a couple of months now and I recently decided that it was time to cancel and move on. The site is pretty expensive -not much but, hey, 30 US $ a month for two updates a week it's not cheap. Then, when I was tranfered to CCBill to cancel, The FTV made me an offer: 19.95 a month, 10 $ less than the previous price. I took it, what else could I do? :-)
I recently came across Ashely Ryan and I swear these two are related. They are both based in Arizona. They have very similar features: eyes, face, ears, smiles, tits, nipples, body shape. They certainly aren't the same person (as far as I can tell) but they must be related and I think they're sisters.
This site features a lot of young, beautiful models, but it sneaks in quite a bit of giant dildos, fisting, insertions, and pregnant models.
Looking through the latest updates, it appears that they are starting to add more extreme scenes again. For a while (early 2006), it looked like the site was going to go all glamour. Glad to see it going back to its roots.
excellent site for solo and fisting by some glamour type models. no real petite types, but not many fake tits either. havent been a member for a while, but they used to offer the vids in wmv, divx and mpg. as for the pics, well, dont join for them. theres a few a set, and some "special oversizepics", otherwise, not much. a personal fetish i love here is them using a dildo then sucking on it once theyve "orgasmed"
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