I bit on Porn Pros' promotion, which got me this site. It was pretty delightful for a short time, but since late February, rather than doing any new PassionHD scenes, they're just re-posting Porn Pros scenes from 6-8 weeks ago as new PassionHD scenes.
I've been a member of this website for quite a few months now. At first, everything was working fine, but suddenly my account stopped working.
I then contacted their customer support through a company called Vendo Services. They basically told me that there's nothing wrong with my account and that there must be a technical issue with the website. They gave me an email address and told me to email them and ask for help. I did but no one ever replied me.
So I contacted Vendo Services again. They told me that there's nothing wrong with my account (again!) and gave me a different email to write to. I opened a support ticket using the second email address I was given and still got no answer (and yes, I checked my junk email folder).
It appears that the only solution I have to my problem now is to cancel my account and ask for a refund... This is not a very good way to keep your loyal customers happy.
I got a deal to join Porn Pros, hadn't been on the site for quite a while and their updates looked tempting, so I joined - and got an offer to get 4 sites - Porn Pros, Fantasy HD, Pure Mature & Casting Couch X - for a one-time charge of $69.95 - but it was very oddly worded, so I figured there had to be a catch. I corresponded with their support, who assured me there was no catch, so I bit. The confirmation of my purchase said, "You now have membership to Fantasy HD for 60 months", which is certainly different than the offer.
When I finally managed to log in with my new login to Fantasy HD, it showed that I had no access to any other sites. When I re-logged into Porn Pros, it showed that I had access to all the sites. Confused, I called the Customer Service, who told me that my $69.96 got me life-time membership to Fantasy HD, Passion HD, Pure Mature & Casting Couch X & that Porn Pros is not included.
It's not what was advertised, but checking out the content of what I did get for the price, it's quite a good deal, so long as the sites don't all shut down real soon.
One of features offered by PornPros is a "Loyalty Promotion." If you are a member for consecutive months, the site promised bonuses. I was a member for 12 months, received none of the promised items.
The only one I was really interested in was after 4 months, they promised to send you a login to a bonus site. There are several sites produced by the same group including Pure Mature and Fantasy HD that I would have appreciated access to. I sent 4 request to the address given on the site......never got a reply.
For the sake of full disclosure, I am still a member of the site. I enjoy the content and after threatening to cancel, I was offered a discounted rate.....but I am still disappointed that the webmaster failed to honor their promotion.
I'll admit that this may be a problem that I alone have, but if you're considering a membership here you should at least be aware of it.
The site offers two types of HD files, on is MPG and the other is WMV. Both are 1920x1280. Both files are around 3GB is size per scene. I downloaded the MPG files and found that there is a lot of stuttering. This occurs with both Windows Media Player and VLC. I've started to replace those with the WMV files and they don't seem to have the same problem.
Like I said, this may be unique to me, though I tested the files with two computers and had the same problem with both.
If someone has some thoughts on what may be causing this I'd appreciate hearing from you.
She must be on their payroll, cuz she's in every other vid. I think she's hot as fuck, so I'm sold. They also have Dillon Harper doing a lot of stuff. Fuck yes.
I joined once back when they had that dumb Freaks Of Cock milk facial stuff. The real stuff was o.k., nothing that earned repeat jerks, tho. Then I was curious about the Disgraced 18 stuff. After a while, they stopped showing an update schedule, so I was like 'fuck that'.
Now that they're showing the updates again, I see that they've ditched the fake jizz and filmed a lot of Holly Michaels. I got exhausted just browsing through it all.
I've been a long time member of PornPros. I really enjoy the site. Yeah, the format is monotonous at times, but the women are beautiful and my only complaint is the camera work is focused on closeups too much(I hate the Mike Adriano influence in porn, scenes are 30 min anus closeups).....just back up the camera up and let the performers work. Men and women are kissing and their heads are cut off? But I digress.
I'm sometimes tempted to join this site but $17.95 with a small catalog and weekly updates is a joke. Bangbros has pages and pages of archives, updates daily for $14.95. Reality Kings, same deal......I hope the producers of PornPros, Fantasy HD and PureMature read this.....can you please offer a package where PornPros subscribers can add the other 2 for a discounted fee?
This is listed as having pre checked cross sells on the TBP review, which appears to be incorrect. I do not see a ticked box on the sign up page, where they even state "No hidden charges." If it doesn't have cross sells, TBP should amend the listing.
This site offers a one day trial for $0.95 which is supposed to upgrade automatically to a monthly membership at $41.88 per month if you don't cancel the one day trial. It tells you that all memberships have unlimited downloads. However, they immediately charge you not only the $0.95, but also the $41.88 if you download any files. There is no warning that you are being upgraded and you are charged even if you cancel the one day membership only after a few hours. Nowhere does the site tell you that downloading results in an immediate upgrade.
If you call the online vendor, Vendo, they will give you a refund but it takes 5 days. Vendo tries to defend the site by saying that the trial does not include downloads but if you stick to your guns, they give the refund.
This is a scam site. Stay away!!!!
By the way... if Vendo, or whoever it is that processes your billing refuses you a refund, call your credit card company. Be upfront about what happened. It's no secret that lots of people use porn sites. Why do you think so many are in the business? If a major credit card company like Visa or Mastercard starts to get a lot of complaints about a particular e-commerce provider, and especially one in the adult entertainment business, they will be cut off and that is something that none of them can live with.
As a final comment, these sorts of tactics may signal a shake-out in the online porn business. Passion-HD followed a business model like Vivid - signing girls like Holly Michaels to exclusive contracts. This is a gamble and a bad one. Porn viewers do not want to see the same girls over and over. The Comments on P-HD bear that out. P-HD has to resort to these surreptitious upgrade tactics because it is struggling.
I would expect to see them selling their content to somebody else (content is King!) and I would expect to see them losing their best staff to other suppliers.
I'm currently a member of castingcouchx.com as well as passionhd.com and just received two emails (one from each site) containing a fake link with my name and a picutre extension /name.jpg and /name.png. Being curious, I clicked one of the supposed picture links and found out that it was just a lonk pointing to some random teen sex site.
Frankly, subscribinig to a site and paying money is a matter of trust. I can live with advertisement emails and I don't even mind "we want you back" spam, but sending me FAKE links, trying to lure me onto other sites is just unacceptable.
1-day intro is A FRAUD SCAM! FRAUD! FRAUD!
Only 1 video view allowed and viewing the 2nd video triggers an automatic $39.95 charge (which is more than the regular monthly charge)! NO WARNING OR REQUEST FOR APPROVAL!
Only 23 girls on the site as of 12/8/12
Each girl has 1 video except for doubles (3), so that is 20 videos, total!
$39 for that! Get real!
I saw right away that this site only has 20 or so videos, but they looked interesting, so I decided to give the 1-day membership a try. When the site did not like my username and asked me to change it, the cross-sales I had unchecked mysteriously became checked again. If I had not noticed it, I would have been charged $40 right then for a site I did not ask for and would not have even known about.
Once I got into the site, I started to download one video and was unable to right click and choose "download". As soon as I tried to EVEN LOOK AT a 2nd video, the page changed to an "UPGRADING ACCOUNT, please wait" page. I immediately paged back and tried another page. Same thing on the next page. Within 90 seconds, I got a call from my credit card company asking if I had authorized a $39.95 charge to Segway in Great Britain. Clearly, I did not! To ensure that they did not try to charge me again some other way, I had to cancel the card and get a new one issued.
There is absolutely nothing sleazier than baiting people with a 1-day intro pass and not telling them ON THE MAIN SIGNUP PAGE, what the limitations and expectations are. My experience with other sites in this network (SSC Group, LLC) has not been particularly good and I consider this baiting tactic just plain fraud!
Be very, very careful if you decide to join this site or other sites in this network. Clearly, they are a hit-and-run operation that does not care if they rip you off or not. DO NOT USE the 1-DAY PASS as you will almost certainly be charged the highest possible monthly rate just for clicking on a link to see what you thought you had already signed up for!
Oh, BTW, just to be completely fair, in the unlikely event that the webmaster for this network sees my review. Take a look at my 100% trust rating and then respond if you wish with a justification for the insanely unethical charging tactics you have. I will gladly retract this review if you can justify your tactics.
In the meantime, I recommend to everyone to STAY AWAY FROM THIS SITE AND NETWORK!
I cannot understand, based on their own preview section, how this site managed to get a decent score from TBP.
I get that it's about public humiliation, which is a genre I usually love and is sadly lacking in gay porn, but this is almost anti-gay-sex!
From the preview it seems a lot of the "action" in these videos actually involved the camera guy catching some guys having sex, then running out to show them they're being filmed - so they quit having sex and run off!
How exactly is this porn? A guy with a camera ruining a sex scene just as you're enjoying it?
Looking at the preview area, I got the impression that the site was exceptional. Yes, I am familiar with the major players like Brazzers, RealityKings, Bangbros, DDF, 21Sextury, etc. PureMature had this aura of sensuality and passion in stark contrast with the fake cries of "yeah fuck me with that huge cock" and anal piledriving that seems to fill said major players' sites.
Most of the movies' large thumbnails showed what I would call "true POV". Not that commonly referred to "POV" where a single guy does everything including holding the camera, that would be the POV of your eyes if they were coming out of the navel - that is just some dick and face closeups. No, these movies thumbnails show the whole of the girl's body, legs spread, taken at the level of the head or higher, which gives an impression of intimacy. This, and the beautiful sweet lighting.
Unfortunately the actual movies are a letdown. First the quality. The HD formats include:
* MPG 1280x720 2600Kbps, yes, actual MPEG (MPEG-PS) video streams
* MPG 1920x1080 10Mbps MPEG
* WMV 1920x1080 9Mbps VC-1
The industry has moved to AVC in .MP4 container, MPEG is way too inefficient. The MPGs at a higher bitrate and and 15% larger size show more artifacts and less definition than the WMVs. But since the movies seem to use a lot of white natural light, even the latter at 9 Mbps don't show enough definition. Video quality is definitely much worse than that on the major sites listed earlier.
Now the contents. Well, the thumbnails were misleading. The camera work is the same as everywhere else. Positioned somewhere randomly on the side, or long face and boobs closeups, or the navel POV (dick and face closeups). The "true POV" shown in thumbnails is of the accidental kind that lasts a couple of seconds when the camera is moving, like everywhere else. The thumbnails are way more exciting than the movies themselves. So they know which shooting angles to use to entice people, yet fail to use said angles in the movies? (They even photoshopped out Tanya Tate's ugly belly tramp stamp on the thumbnail, I thought she finally did something to look like the classy woman she would have looked like without.)
So the only thing that sets the movie contents apart from that on the other sites is the lack of "fuck me!" cries. Only the guy from cougarsinheat.com had enough patience to stay for more than 5 seconds on the same spot (too bad the site is dead), the rest are just ADD afflicted guys randomly moving the camera, and puremature.com is no exception.
I felt the same way when I subscribed to orgasms.xxx expecting to see... wait for it... don't laugh... female orgasms :).
Taking a look at the samples on this site, it seems like a great idea - the X-Art/Joymii etc formula of well-shot, sensitive hardcore, but featuring slightly older models - I tend to find girls in their 30s very attractive.
Just a shame that many of them seem to have fake boobs... I know many here agree with me, but we seem to be in the minority in the industry!
Joined Pornpros again this month (May 2012) and the last video on this particular site was uploaded in December last year. It's really a shame since the quality or the girls is high and this is one of the few porn pros sites that has anal scenes.
The network seems to have sporadic updates here and there, but overall they seem to have hit a rough patch, just fyi.
One of the things I used to really like about this network were the great quality photo sets that accompanied each video. Not only were they very high quality but also well lit and framed and obviously taken by someone who knows what they are doing. Unfortunately since the style of the scenes switched from colourful to arty farty, the quality of the photos has bombed. Most of the sets contain a few low quality candid shots and then 500 or so screen caps. The screen caps are totally pointless as I can see the same as in the video and the candid shots are awful and amateur. Please get the photographer back!
In the last 5 months or so there have been 16 updates. Of those 16 updates only 6 are actually new material, the other 10 are recycled from older content, mostly from 2010. This network has been doing this for quite a while now but on most other sites you would get about 80% new vs 20% recycled. Its a lot worse here which is a shame as this was one of my favourites on the network.
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