I was only interested in 2 sites: Helpless Teens and Sexual Disgrace. The files are quite large - about 1.5GB to 3.5GB. Download managers don't work to accelerate download speed and the normal download speed was only about one-third the speed I normally get, which makes for a very long download time: about 45 minutes and more. This is unacceptable when a site has such large files. Unfortunately, I didn't think the movies were all that good anyway.
I agree with Maggie's review about Penthouse: a great site and I was pleasantly surprised by the content. However, one annoying feature of the site is when using a download manager, the site times out very quickly. If you wait for each movie to download in the queue, after about 2 or 3 movies, the site times out.
I joined this site about a couple of hours ago because I had a reduced offer and thought "what the heck" if I can't download. Good news is that you can download the movies. You must have a download manager; I use IDM. On the selected movie, in the "Settings" button, just select HTTP for your streaming option, click on the movie to play it and IDM will then give you an option to "Download this video"; left click and save to your directory. Enjoy.
Just downloaded some of the 4K videos and at 22,000 kbps these scenes are phenomenal to watch. Who needs 3D when you can have this quality and clarity, especially if you have a 4K screen. The files are big: typically 3 to 5GB.
Everything is fine with the connections and speed tests. I have membership to other sites and no problems. Just this one when I joined back in November. I'll still rejoin some time later because it has such a massive database.
How were the download speeds for you? I joined for one month a couple of months ago and found that download speeds were throttled to around 500KBs, which was very slow. I haven't rejoined as a result of the slow download speeds.
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
* Great mix of beautiful British, American and European pornstars
* Tasteful and erotic DBSM, gangbangs, 1on1, teens, MILFS, anal, creampies, etc: there's something for everyone
* Movie quality is 720p, 3000kbps
* Deceptive advertising to join about number of videos offered
* Deceptive advertising about quality of videos
* Download speed is slow
* Too many up-sales to join other sites
I have always had a soft spot for this studio and have downloaded many of their videos from Videobox and VideosZ. The site advertises that you get access to "the entire Harmony Films Library" on their front page. "Great" I thought. Wrong!!! On Videobox and VideosZ there are about 130 Harmony movies but on Harmony's dedicated website there are only 83 movies.
The deception doesn't stop there. When selecting a movie to download, there is an option to download "Full HD 1080p". Yet when you finish downloading your 1080p movie, it turns out they're only 720p. In fact, all their movies are 720p at best.
This site is part of the Stiffia network and from what I can figure out, this network is designed to show you just enough movies to entice to join their Video on Demand service and pay extra for the other movies.
Download speed was slow for me: only about half the speed I can normally get on other sites.
There were some other sites I was interested in joining on the Stiffia network: Purzel, PinkO, but given the problems with Harmony I was put off from wasting any more money on this network.
Good news: I did find some good movies to add to my collection.
I have been a member of Kink for about four years on and off. I liked Bound Gangbangs because of the bondage and that's what made it so special; for me, Hardcore Gangbang is just a gangbang site with a bit of "rough stuff" and rather passe. Many members complained about Bound Gangbangs not having enough bondage in the later scenes, which was due to the bondage-meister who did the actual rope bondage(called shibari) leaving to form his own website and hence Hardcore Gangbang appeared. Also, the earlier scenes of Bound Gangbang had many un-named male performers who were not pornstars, which really was quite different. Now it's all big-name male (and female) pornstars.
The "hard" scenes are usually the takedown in the beginning and, yes, sometimes there is some spitting and rough handling but, quite frankly, it's very unconvincing when many of the times the female is smiling or grinning.
I resubscribed to Hardcore Gangbang a few days ago to catch up on what's new (after being offered a discounted rate) but I find that many of the women aren't that appealing in the newer scenes and the price is way too high for a single site.
Also, try FuckedandBound. I have a current membership and that is bondage with rough sex done supremely well which, in my opinion, makes Hardcore Gangbang look like a Buddhist tea-party.
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
* Part of large network of Russian teens
* Very good quality videos
* Maintains an amateur feel with typical Russian sets - this is not intended to be a glamour site
* Hot Russian teens
* Heaps of bonus sites
* Download managers with no issues
* Good download speeds
* No spam
* Easy to navigate your way around
* The sites could be better organized
* Model names are inconsistent not only across the different sites but also within the same site
These sites seem to have gone through a revamp and tidied up their act - but there is still room for improvement. If you join one site, you get access to all the others - except for TeenCasualSex; for some reason, this site doesn't give you access to the other networks.
The video quality is very good for the newer videos (from 2012) with 1080p and bitstream rate of 6000+. Of course, the older content is not as good - but then isn't that true for all sites?
There are a lot of beautiful Russian (and some Czech) teens here. Yes, you'll see them on Teen Mega World but I really liked this network - maybe I just got bored with TMW. The sets are nothing glamorous, which I liked because it gave the scenes are more realistic feel rather than the typical white-washed, overexposed, glamour sites that seem to be the fashion right now. If you've been to Russia or to a Russian home, then you'll know that the settings are authentic.
What I liked is seeing the teens doing their stuff. You see teen couples - unlike most American sites where it's "teen" girls with much, much older men.
There are model names listed for each scene and you can search them but the names can be inconsistent. Also, it was irritating that despite being a network, you have to enter your username and password for each site - and you cannot elect your own username or password.
When joining I looked at several sites and noticed that not all offer the same terms. Some offer 1 month + 7 days for the full price, but I joined through this one and got a reduced price for 1 month.
Updates are not that frequent: on average there is one or two across the entire network.
The comment about jumping to 29 fps rate from 25 fps rate as if implying the higher fps is better quality video is simply wrong. Most video is shot in 24 fps and speed up to either 25fps rate for PAL video or 30 fps, actually 29.97 fps rate for NTSC video. In Europe and most of the rest of the world, PAL video technology is used. The USA uses NTSC video. These considerations are only important for audio synchronization and have nothing to do with video quality: for that, you need to watch the bitstream rate and frame width. In respect of video quality, this site is as good as any other major site.
Was a member approx. 1 month prior to this review.
* Access to 13 sites
* Excellent mix of glamour, fetish and hardcore erotica
* Super-hot European babes
* Huge quantity of videos and pictures with regular updates
* Superb video and picture quality - it doesn't get much better than this
* Exclusive content
* Download manager (IDM) worked flawlessly
* Excellent customer service - these guys really do care about their customers
Ummm ... nothing. Nil. Zilch.
I really loved this site. Very rarely do you get a site with incredibly gorgeous women who put on such a great performance. I'm not a big fan of glamour sites but this was definitely different and the mix of hardcore and fetish sites made DDF Network very worthwhile.
The quality of the videos was the best: 12,000Kbps MPEG at 1920x1080. There are only a handful of other sites that come anywhere near to these incredible specifications. Even the 1280x720 videos have a bitrate of 4,000Kbps which is excellent. The quality was crystal-clear and flawless. The download manager worked every time and with fast download speeds.
The video scenes are technically well-shot and there are enough themes to keep you always interested. In one week I counted about 21 updates, which is well above the average of other sites. Not all is hardcore: there are foot fetishes, blowjobs, and solo performances as well as bondage, Euro teen and the usual gonzo. There is a lot of anal, which I don't mind, and even anal creampies - and that's something you don't see too much on American/British sites. My only slight complaint is the sets: not enough variety and there are no outdoor scenes.
I can't say enough about the quality of their customer service. The best ever. After initially joining HansOnHardcore by mistake - I thought that this would get me access to the entire network - the webmaster got in touch with me and let me join DDF Network for the same price. Thanks so much.
I don't give such high scores because I'm very fussy and demanding. DDF Network: you rock!
I agree that Hands On Hardcore doesn't state that you get access to the DDF Network. I relied on the review in TBP which states "for close to $27 bucks per month, one can expect to gain access to a highly organized archive of high quality babes in hardcore pictures (79,100) and video (791), as well as complete Network access to all DDF Network sites". The review is wrong.
I believe that under the words where it says "2 Day Free Trial" that you should also say "2 days' notice is required to cancel".
And I agree, you do offer high quality content and that's why I don't mind paying the monthly subscription because of the awesome quality. I only wish that I could have cancelled within the 2-day trial because I would instead have joined DDF Network to get access to all those great sites.
If you decide to join "for free" through the 2-day trial period, beware that you must give at least 2 days' notice to terminate. In other words, you will end up paying the full subscription rate of $26.99 for a whole month (+ 2 days). This is deceptive.
Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
* Interesting and original themes and some good fetish ones: Berlin Public Bangers (outdoors), Fitness Fuck (Gym), Spin to Swing (Swingers), Ass Bangers' Ball, Nylon Feet Doll, Rubber Penetration
* Good variety of German por nstars that you will not find on other websites
* Poor-quality videos, only 2K bitrate
* Download mangers don't work: you can only download one video at a time
* Server has throttled the download speed to something ridiculously slow: only about 200 to 300kb
* Download limit, which is not advertised and it's quite a modest allowance; I calculated about 4GB per day
* Customer service - what's that?
Burning ticket is the website name for the studio Inflagranti and I have some of their DVDs, which are excellent quality. This is a German studio and when you think of German, you usually think of good quality (such as German cars, engineering). Well, forget that here. Unfortunately the owners of this website seem to have gone to quite some length to make this an unpleasant experience.
Inflagranti's DVDs are of high quality, being crystal clear images but it appears that for the website they have downgraded the DVDs to a very low standard: 2000K. The scenes are not very clear and Ass Bangers' Ball and Gangbang Arena are quite bad because of the poor lighting.
However, it doesn't stop there. When downloading a scene, you cannot do anything else on the website: the server locks you out. So, I used my download manager to download at a later time and in the meantime cherry-picked what I wanted to see.
The server has throttled the download speed to a mere 200 to 300Kb and even though the file sizes are quite small (200-300MB due to the poor quality), it still takes about 20-30 minutes to download a scene.
But wait, there's more to add to the customer experience! There is a download limit that's not advertised on their website, which I think is quite despicable. After hitting about 4GB, I kept getting a server error message that my session had timed out. I sent a message to the webmaster - but no reply. I noticed that if you wait after 24 or 48 hours, you can download again.
This is the second time that I have joined this site: the first time was about 4 years' ago and now I remember why I said that I would never join this site after my first experience. I do seem to remember receiving an email from the webmaster the first time when I hit the download limit and the reply confirmed that there was a limit but I can't remember what the exact limit was.
Unfortunately it is difficult to recommend this site because of the quality and technical issues, which in my opinion are a real drawback for this site. Inflagranti do some really good stuff but this is not one of them. I can't help but feel that the website is there simply to point you in the direction of buying their DVDs, where the studio makes better money with better quality scenes.
I received an offer to rejoin for US$10 and I decided to take a punt. I was very pleased with my decision because most of the previous issues I mentioned in my previous review have been addressed.
What I noticed after my initial review is that the international site is radically different from the Spanish one but it now appears that the difference between the two is slight. The biggest improvement is that you now have access to over 1,300 videos (as opposed to the previous 320) on the international site.
Also the download issue has been resolved and I had no problems with using a download manager and getting excellent download speeds. Hooray!
I noticed that now I have access to all 1,300+ videos, there is a better balance between American and non-American pornstars with the latter definitely in the majority. In fact, from the last time I was a member (back in June) there have been only a couple of scenes using American pornstars. That's great news in my opinion because if you're looking for fresh talent, this site uses a good mix of Spanish, Russian, Czech and Hungarian girls.
This is not a site if you are looking for sensual scenes - in that case go to X-Art, SexArt, Wow Porn - but for me Cumlouder delivers exactly what I want: the girls are hot and guys are easy on the eye (though it seems to be always the same four guys) and the scenes are intense.
Where this site needs lots of improvement is its search ability. Pornomaniac said a previous review (29 Sept 2012) that some Spanish sites are not showing on the international one. I have checked and they are all there but not necessarily with the same name for each sub-site. Also, when you search through each sub-site, you only see the last two years of activity. If you want to access the older stuff the only way to do that is search by the girl's name and that should show you her entire portfolio. But be careful how you do that: you must type in the girl's name and not use the list of pornstars' name because the latter doesn't always show you the entire portfolio of scenes. If you search by the girls' name as I've mentioned then you will find all the scenes from the Spanish sites on the international one. Needles to say, this is quite frustrating.
Thanks for a great review Pat. I have been thinking of joining for a long time but have been put off by the high price for this site and the fact that he's split his work into two sites. However, I do like his work but I know there are other gonzo/anal sites that are far, far cheaper and have just as good a content. I'll probably join for a month and then move on.
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