It's really hard to preview into what's in each of the so called subsites on this network. As Taboo is the only part interesting me, it'd be nice to know if there's anything going on in here.
Are they still adding in photosets? Those used to be the highest quality content they had. Is the film series still being continued? And most importantly, is the HD nowadays really quality or pixelated like few years back?
In case anyone was going to join this site, I would play around a bit on the site before paying, if you backout from some screens the price will drop to $19.99, also if you get to the join screen from different locations you get different prices.
Didn't they used to have a much more significant preview, for some reason I always come back to this place even though I am often disappointed.
I just reviewed the site, and instead of changing the score, Ill just say it here. TONS of videos I downloaded are now not working properly, even when I try to play them in different media players. I kind of think Hustler did this on purpose...or maybe they are just stupid and fucking lazy.
Either way, be extremely cautious. If you are looking to stream their vidoes, it may be worth joining, but there are other sites you can do that on. If you are looking to download, then youve been warned. Id personally suggest alternative means of getting their content.
Borderline scam IMO. Content may be good but everything else is meh or worse.
I am very disappointed with this site.
Without going on a lengthy tirade I will list some of the reasons why I find this site to be a major disappointment.
The videos here are of the worst quality I have ever seen.
Pixelation on the "HD" videos is so pronounced they are
virtually unwatchable. Have you ever seen the "mosaics" in
Japanese porn that are used to cover the genitals? Imagine
if those mosaics were enlarged to cover major portions of the
action! Thats what it's like viewing a video from Hustler.com
2) Download Speeds
Download speeds were extremely slow. At times less than
100kb/sec. I cannot live with that.
3) Picture Count/Quality
The amount of pictures available on this site is very
disappointing. On some the picture "sets" there were no more
than 5 or 6 images available. Added to the disappointed is
the piss poor quality of the images. The images are dull,
lack detail and sharpness, and the colors are washed out.
In short, the images are nothing like the images in Hustler
magazine that we have known and loved for years.
Maybe i'm stupid, but it's difficult to understand why a
corporation such as Hustler, that has been a pioneer, an
industry innovator, would produce such poor quality porn.
I just dont understand it.
I cancelled my subcription to this site and I cannot
recommend it to anyone else.
i made the mistake of joining hustler mega pass. dissapointed big time. they keep rolling the same scenes as updates plus some of the advertised scenes are not available. when you click, it just brings you to the main page. stay away!!!
Ok. So now that I finally thought they have come to their senses and released an entire DVD Domination Zone #2 at one go (their fist update since the first of December) as all the scenes are listed as updates on the 5th of January, all but one scene links back to the listing when you actually try to play it.
Would have been too much to give us an entire DVD after more than a month of no updates, I guess...
The photosets on the other hand are still great. I'd love to see them make this subsite focus on the magazine.
This site is actually more like the teen category filter of Hustler's production, not a clone. There are some content from the main site's side but mostly it appears to be from Barely Legal series that is not featured on main site.
If anybody's wondering about the same things as I did in my previous comment, I can tell that the site is simply a subcategory of Hustler's DVD collection. The pictorials are there but they are not zipped and the rest of the magazine content is missing.
Although this site has regional pricing in Ä/$ depending on where you're surfing from, I noticed it's not too strongly enforced. Joining through some of their so called subsites sometimes gives you USD prices for exactly the same deal. For example via Hustler's Taboo site I was given subscription options in USD and while I still couldn't get those PU special prices, the three month package is quite reasonably priced if you are into this kind of stuff.
Just wanted to point out that while their newer videos are getting better quality from a technical standpoint, it appears as though they have some encoding problems as there are many more artifacts and glitches in the videos than you typically see at that bitrate.
It indeed appears that the TBP pricing is only available for US residents which makes the monthly subscription quite expensive.
If someone is member, I'd like to know few things about site:
Is it mostly DVD's and scenes from them or do they focus on single HD scenes like many other networks (my preference)?
How is Hustler's Taboo? I saw some scenes years ago and they were more like HouseOfTaboo in style but now it appears in previews that they have mostly scenes from their DVD's there too. How much content is on the subsite?
I'm sure there are many Hustler subscribers around and would love to see a comment or a review of this subsite. The previews look great but tell only little of the actual amount and quality of content.
How is the video size and are there good photosets available?
I was considering joining this site, because it looks attractive enough, but the 19.95$ PU offer doesn't seem to apply in Europe, because the monthly membership was 29.95Ä. I tried it a couple of times just to make sure, but same price appeared. Sorry, I am not joining at that price...
Just to let you know when I joined, I joined because of how it was rated, which I think they are OVER rated this site. Anyway when I joined thru pornuser.com to Hustler, the reduced price was only for 1 month, it then switches to the regular price of about $30.00 dollars...I checked again with the CC company and it also stated it was a TRIAL. Another thing that got me mad was that the bonus sites are bogus, the DVD's are broken down into classes, babes, teens. milf etc. and that is how you get the bonus sites. I'd say save your hard earned money and join some other DVD site which would be money better spent. Pictures cannot be downloaded, unless you click and save every single picture one by one. Not all th DVD's can be downloaded, the movie size is about 720 or smaller on some of the DVD's.
I figured that I wouldnít do a full review since there have been a couple recently and Iím in agreement with most of what the reviewers say.
First off is a really general opinion of the site. I was glad to get access to such a large portion of the Hustler catalogue. Three cheers to Larry for that. But I was mostly disappointed with the site. There are a few little things that I can point to that I didnít like, but overall it was a just a feeling that the site could Ė and should Ė be so much better.
I donít get this. If I had the resources that Hustler has, Iíd make the best damned porn site on the Ďnet. Itíd be easy to access and navigate through, and Iíd have multiple options for streaming and downloading that would push the industry standard. I figure that of all the old Ďmainstreamí print empires, Hustler would be the most likely to try this. Playboy wouldnít, because they have no hardcore to offer. Penthouse Ė well Penthouse tried to be everything to everyone and became nothing to nobody. But Larry Flynt seemed to get video early.
The Hustler website, however, seems to have something about it that I canít quite describe. Itís like it was born of an order from Larry who said ďThis internet thing seems to be catching on a bit with the young people. But itís just a flash in the pan and people will abandon it soon and come back to magazines. Get in and get some of that internet business but donít go overboard because itíll die.Ē Thatís the sense I get about the site. Itís a kind of malaise. The kind that plagued North American car manufacturers for so long. You know Ė when you bought a Big 3 car and got a sense that some engineer said on a Friday afternoon, ďItís good enough. Letís go home.Ē
There are little things. For one thing, the stuff that was posted years ago has never been updated. Those files still have crappy resolution and come in multiple parts. The best resolutions available donít appear often and even those would barely meet the standards of many other websites. The search function for the talent didnít work. I tried it several times throughout my membership and it never worked right at all. And for those of us who download, in many cases the highest quality download was much less than the highest quality stream.
Bottom line for me is this site is definitely worth a membership to get access to Hustlerís stuff, but it could have been so much better. Picture itís 1976 and Larry Flynt brings out the Vega. It has an engine thatíll blow up in 20K miles, a three-speed manual tranny, and bias-ply tires. Kink.com is Honda, sneaking in with a little product called the Civic that has more technology in itís radio than the entire Vega. The Vega was a decent little car, but for a lot of people, good enough ainít good enough.
Many people have already pointed out the good stuff and the bad so I won't do a review, just go over the stuff that I encounter and thus add my 2 cents...
-not enough photos
-sometimes frustrating to navigate
-some videos cannot be downloaded
-DRM is not in effect anymore. See reply #1 from webmaster
-a pretty decent price
-a lot of interesting videos such as the This ain't series (this ain't star trek, this ain't happy days, etc.)
-a lot of pron that clearly has a large-ish budget behind it. Quality stuff all and all, but the DRM is frustrating...
First off, as a pic fiend, I was pretty disappointed. The galleries are usually really small, ranging generally between 10-20 pics, and there are no zips. So, aha, I finally got it: It's a video site.
There are a lot of videos. And there are a lot of theme-based Hustler "sites" you can access from the main one. The themes are things like college girls, anal, "cum crazy," milfs, etc. Vids that show up on one may appear on another as well. You could see this either as an annoyance or a convenience.
There's a lot of variation in terms of what you can access and how quickly. Some vids were "1200" (864x480 wmv), some were only up to "768" (720x480). Some had smaller dimensions than that. And sometimes, they were streaming only.
I like to preview vids online and click ahead through scenes before I decide to download. With some of them, it was a snap, but not with others, which I just downloaded before viewing.
Some downloads took under 5 minutes. Others took quite a bit longer.
For the price of $20, it's not at all a bad site, but it's not great, either. I'd joined years ago and just hated it then, but it's definitely more user-friendly than it had been.
What are the number of video updates at Hustler for 2009?
I would like to hear from someone at Hustler that can indicate in a clear and specific way
what the number of latest updates have been made in 2009 and what is the normal update sequence.
Also, some of the latest movies are only steaming. I would like to know why some are only streaming and some are not.
(Note to PU staff: Please credit this comment to bruce987. He made a reply to an earlier comment of mine, lk2fireone, but should have submitted it as a new comment, instead of submitting it as a reply to an older comment.)
The current PU score for Hustler is 72.9, the TBP score is 82.6. That is a big difference, One reason might be that the TBP score was given Nov 4, 2006. The PU scores are from more recent reviews. Actually, if TBP was following PU rules for scoring, Husler would have no TBP score, because the reviews would have expired, and the scores based on those reviews would have expired as well.
A second reason for the difference in scores is that PU members mainly have an aversion to DRM.
Hustler videos were until recently DRM protected. That would have lowered the score massively for many PU members, or they would have avoided the site altogether.
bruce987 writes in a comment dated 04-26-09 that Hustler has removed DRM 3 months or more earlier.
But TrashMan writes in a review dated 01-24-09 that "Downloads have DRM".
james4096 in comment dated 04-22-09 writes, "It does seem like they have removed DRM on their wmv videos....but the video quality still stinks in most videos."
Webmaster reply 02-28-09, "we removed all DRM protection a couple weeks ago".
I joined this site about two years ago and didn't like the streaming video quality, small screen and the fact that they had DRM. Three months ago, I joined again because Hustler emailed me directly after requesting the DRM status. I'm glad to report I can still view all the movies I downloaded. The Hustler site also gives you access to about 80 plus Barley Legal DVD's with about three or four movies on each one. Of course, there are many Hustler titles and I'm still enjoying them. The quality varies and the new ones are better quality. The DVD's are the best quality, which they sell but the downloaded movies are fine. After one month membership, I had plenty of movies and will wait till next year to renew my membership. So, fear not, DRM is dead for all there movies. Oh, one more thing. About 5% of the newer movies are just streaming. Not sure if they can be viewed at some point but there was no download options. Overall, much better site and it's about time!
New beta site offers more download options and one new bitrate quality (1200kbps) over the original three (768, 384 and 128kbps). However, the majority of movies still only available in 320x240 resolution (even for the 1200kbps quality).
Those that are available in 480p have resolutions of 720x480, which sucks for movies that are not widescreen by nature - the video ends up looking stretched.
Then of course the Windows Media downloads are DRM protected. The WM streams are not...what a joke. Thank god for stream recorders.
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