Lethal Hardcore (1)
Current Member for over 1 month (at the time of review).
02-21-11 09:20pm (Update History)
Reason: Encountered a significant negative: download keys expire quickly, so no download managers
||+ Large amount of content
+ Some very hot girls
+ Decent set of options for videos. All scenes are streamable (Flash) and downloadable ( multiple formats)
+ New videos are in HD, a key area where a lot of the "reality"-type, episodic sites are beating most of the more studio-based sites. the 720p versions look great on my HDTV.
+ Zip downloads for photos (when they work, which is rare)
+ Current price of $9.99/mo is hard to beat
||- Not friendly to download managers - I am only able to queue about 5 scenes before they start failing with expired key notices. For some reason this is even worse with photo zips (seems like the keys expire very quickly)
- Inconsistent and sometimes laughably low download speeds. I am currently downloading at about 24KB/s
- Server seems to stop responding an awful lot, but usually just waiting a few seconds and reloading will get it going again.
- Zip files often fail to download. More often than not, I get a sorry.txt file instead saying "wrong security key"
- Navigation is pretty bad, particularly for images. No links back to the scene itself, links to the zip files are only present on individual images, so if (like me) you are only looking for zips, not viewing individual images on-site, it might take a while to figure out the zips are even available.
||There is some good content on here, and with newer scenes in HD, I think the future looks promising. Some navigation improvements would help, but the existing ability to browse by DVD, scene, model, tags, and categories keep this from being more than a minor gripe. The connection problems are extremely frustrating, but the low price keeps that from being a deal breaker (if only barely). At the current price, I can definitely recommend this site. When/if the price ever goes back up, some improvements might be necessary to justify it. One minor gripe that i didn't feel like was worth making a "con" of - i wish these sites with single scene downloads would include the model's name in the filename! It is very rare that I think "I am in the mood for scene 3 from '8 Simple Rules 3'" - no, I think "I want to see Mindy Lynn, what scenes do i have?" but... maybe this is just me. Not worth a con, just sayin'. Save me some time: put more data in the filename! Bottom line: recommended, especially at this price. Not without flaws, but i intend to keep my membership active.
EDIT: I don't know if this is new or I just didn't encounter it before, but the inability to queue downloads in a download manager is a major con in my book. Now i have to go back and find all of those scenes again or just forget about it. Frankly i think docking 5 points is the very least I can do.
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