Skin Video (0)
Was a member approx. 1 month prior to this review.
||- Low monthly price ($9.95)
- Good quality video resolutions (For the most part, Amateur section is lower resolution)
- Rare Videos
- Allows download manager, however you may have to pause your downloads to continue to browse their site and queue more
- Online Flash to view movies, however takes awhile to buffer
||- Slow downloads (Only 35% to 40% of my maximum speed) with download manager
- Offers clips (not full scenes), of certain movies, therefore making it look like they have more content.
- There is not a lot of worthy content.
- When Canceling your account, it deletes your account instantly. You will not be able to log back in and will lose your remaining time. So, a 3-Day Trial will only be 2 Days and some hours.
||With the Full Access 3-Day Trial, because of the very slow speeds, I've downloaded less in 3 Days than I have with a 1 Day Trial from DVDstore (which is quite good by the way).
Some things lead me to believe this is a slightly underhanded and shady website. First, the slow downloads. If you go to their amateur section and click through the niches, they will allow you to download a free sample video. I got maximum speeds with the sample, however when I joined, I got jilted with slow speeds. It might reach maximum speeds for the first 10Mb of my file, but would eventually get throttled back down. Secondly, the instantaneously deletion of your account once you cancel. You have to pay directly through their site with no 3rd party billing, so this gives them that control. And lastly, there is a lot of clips not full scenes of movies, that makes it seem like they have a lot more content than they actually have.
I would only recommend this site if you searched through the site beforehand and found unique/rare content; but be prepared for the aforementioned warnings.
UPDATE 10-01-08: I was unaware that some sites throttle your speeds when you use a download manager, I believe this is the case with Skin Video. If you use a download manager you will likely get slow speeds.
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