Current Member for over 1 year (at the time of review).
||+No more DRM!
+Unlike VideosZ, Ten.com actually took the time to convert all of their DRM'd content to non-DRM downloads. All of their content used to be DRM, and then the anti-DRM wave came and...boom, all the DRM was gone in a flash.
+Multiple WMV download qualities (1500kbps, 1000 and 500).
+Both the 1500 and 1000kbps qualities are 480p (500kbps is 240p)
+Movies can be downloaded or streamed (with embedded Windows Media Player window)
+Library constantly updated. Countdown timer shows time until next update.
+Category tags are super specific.
+Every movie has a s**tload of category tags, maybe too many.
+Low overlap of content with other DVD sites like VideoBox and VideosZ.
+Option for lifetime membership. It is actually worth it to get this considering the monthly charge is $29.95/mo. In one year it works out to under $15/mo, and continues to go down as you use it.
+Download managers supported.
||-Too many scenes are NOT full length! When you download a scene from Ten.com and can get it from another site you will mostly find that the Ten.com video is like 30-60s shorter, or more.
-500kbps videos are stretched to 352x240, instead of the standard 320x240
-Disappointing library size (~950 movies)
-Stupid interim popup window before you can download!
-File names are numbers, and include no discernible information
-Hard to get to the star listing (see bottom line)
-Updates are by scene, not full movie. You may not see the full movie for months as you have to wait until all scenes have been added.
-No actual search function where you can type in a string and search. The search is actually more like a listing: star search lists all stars, category search lists all categories, movie search lists all the movies, etc.
-Screencaps are terrible! (see below)
-Turn down your speakers when visiting Home or Join pages (see below)
-Routinely get actresses wrong
||Overall Ten.com is an OK site, but the liftime membership option makes it can't-miss. For the length I've had it it works out to single digit dollars per month. If this option wasn't available I would say skip Ten.com, but if you can afford a 1-time $175 fee, then go for it. There is a lot of quality material on the site, a lot of which you won't find elsewhere. I give it only an 83 because while I am ok with their layout it is unacceptable for average Joes. There is no string search function, and all "search" functions are just brute lists of everything (stars, titles, tags, categories, etc.) and no one has the endurance to go through these long lists (especially considering how they are presented). A search function is THE major draw for average Joes and without it the site is very hard for these people to find what they are looking for. I must say, though, you can't beat the 640x480 videos, something which you pay extra for at VideoBox and something you don't get at VideosZ.
Ten.com has only improved since I originally got it so it certainly implies a good future for the site. Organization has not changed much, but ALL the videos had DRM, video downloads sometimes would be missing, they did a poorer job of tagging performers, etc. Ever since they converted all their videos to non-DRM, the site has become much better.
Some of the cons listed are rather significant, especially the one about videos being shorter than normal. Yeah I realize that they are cutting off time from the beginning, which in most cases is rather insignificant if you fancy fornication (because they would never dare cut that out), but I'm a man who likes to watch me some stripping and foreplay, so it is a big disservice that I feel they are doing. I also hate how they don't add videos in full, rather choosing to add movies by scene. You might not get all the scenes to a movie for months because of this lame decision. I would rather them add 1 full movie per day than 5 scenes from selected movies per day. Oh well.
Forget screencaps. While VideoBox/VideosZ has a reel of caps, Ten.com has a single image which most times is not of the performers' faces.
The home and join pages...yeah watch out for those. Turn down your speakers if you like watching your porn while others are home. Both pages play flash videos of with audio, and the one on the Join page is rather provocative but you probably won't be visiting the Join page all that much. The Home page has a video, which isn't terrible but you shouldn't have to run into that crap with a porn site. Doesn't Ten.com know that most men like watching porn in secret? Hey, at least they have the ability to save your login info so you don't have to experience it (that is, until the cookie expires :P).
Ignore the photos and bonus sections on the home page. Both are lame half-assed attempts. Neither provides anything that would be comparable to real photos and bonus sections you would expect from a porn site.
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