Current Member for over 2 months (at the time of review).
- Huge library of high quality videos (1080p at about 7500 kbps, 720p at about 5000 kbps)
- Even older content is available in 1080p (updates dating back to October 2008)
- Daily Updates (one scene per day)
- Download manager support
- No download limits
- Pictures can be downloaded in zip archives in three different image qualities
- Good and friendly support, listens to user feedback
- Epoch billing: Easy cancelation and fair prices for European customers (no 1:1 currency conversion)
- The bonus site Blackicepass is no longer updating
- Not all scenes come with photo galleries
- Management of favorites could be better. Once you add something it canít be removed
- A "most recent" filter for the pornstar index would be nice
- Videos have a watermark in the lower right corner. It's not too big though
One of the best things about this site is that even older scenes are available as 1080p mp4s. That's not as common as one might think. There are plenty of other sites where you are only getting 720p or even 540p videos if the content is two or three years old.
When i first joined this site, there were some navigation issues like a couple of dead links, missing profile pages, and missing thumbnails in the pornstar index. But the support has been great and they fixed it as quickly as possible. More importantly, they actually listen to user feedback. Again, that's not as common as one might think.
Some minor navigation issues aside, this is definitely one of the best porn sites out there. If your looking for high quality videos to complete your collection, you should join this site at least once.
* Newer movies include the Orgy series of films and the No Limits series (Skin Diamond, Veronica Avluv, Chanel Preston - apparently there's an Eva Angelina scene too but I don't see it on the site yet.) Making this type of feature is unique today since most web only studios don't do a whole lot of big group scenes.
* Navigation is pretty good. Search bar works pretty well in general.
* Suport tickets are easily created through their contact us feature.
* Also includes a lot of older, scenes from the pre-HD days with hotties that are no longer in the biz (Jenna Haze, Sasha Grey, Lauren Pheonix, Rebeca Linares, Sativa Rose, Jenaveve Jolie, etc.)
*Note: I only joined a few weeks ago so I don't know what the site looked like before it got redone
* Not as much niche content as you might expect from a major studio. This is less a concern for me since I don't like anything too rough or out-there. But I do think that their niche features could go a bit further.
* Does not update as often as Brazzers or Evil Angel. Looks like 1 scene a day currently :(
* So far, no ability to search/filter by HD. This is kind of a big deal for me since HD has become the standard. Sites that do this have my respect since there seems to be a trend in advertising your HD collection in the most favorable terms possible.
In short, Highly Recommended!
The bottom line is that this is secretly pretty awesome. What they have is a pretty good HD collection of hot pornstars that have been shooting for the last few years. So if there aren't enough new scenes of Asa, Kagney, Gracie, Jayden et al. appearing on the other sites at the moment, it might be worth it for you to checkout ZTOD's catalogue, they have a bunch. There is a lot of potential for this site/studio in the future if they can ramp up production and diversify their offerings a little.
+ALOT of VIDEO content
+Videos cover alot of niches and cater to alot of tastes.
+Several download options.
+Their content can be found on other sites, but most of their videos, especially newer stuff, can only be found on their site.
+Comes with access to 3rd Degree Movies and Black Ice.
+Price is decent...not great.
+Updates fairly regularly.
-----Site navigation and design is beyond horrible. Seriously, this is amateur bullshit, and even most amateur sites have better design.
-Many times, Ive clicked on a movie, then clicked on a scene I wanted to see, only to be directed to a completely different scene.
-Video quality for many videos is shit. Not the definition, just many that were encoded extremely poorly.
-Customer service doesnt seem to care much.
-Have some picture sets, but they are poor quality and no zip file for them.
UPDATE: Wow, so I wrote this review, and shortly after checked 3rd Degree, and they must have recently changed to the same shitty site design.
I bumped the score up to 70. The site design and navigation is dreadful, but you adjust to its crap factor.
I was just browsing the site and trying to look at different scenes, only to be redirected to scenes I wasnt looking for....even though the URL said it was the movie I clicked on.
I just had to do a quick review. I was going to review this, 3rd Degree and Black Ice together, but this one deserved its own review. The other sites are much better overall. ZTOD, however, must be run by incompetent assholes.
What annoys me the most is that a couple years ago when I was a member, the navigation was fine...much like 3rd Degree. NOW...its almost like they wanted to come up with a cool new layout for the site, but halfway through designing it they just said "fuck it!"....and we are left with this garbage. That, or they just decided to fuck things up for their customers on purpose, neither of which would really surprise me.
Bottom line: The only reason I recommned this at all is because you get 3rd Degree and Black Ice with it, so if you like their stuff, its worth a month. However, ZTOD is a mess. You can tinker with it while you are a member...maybe youll have better luck than I. But if you are joining mainly for the ZTod content, I strongly recommned you find other means of getting their content, because their site, while not a complete ripoff, is just not worth any kind of real investment. There are far better places to spend your money.
Was a member approx. 1 month prior to this review.
1. Underlying videos are often high quality in terms of the actual scene itself. It is unfortunate that what appears to be deliberate poor video encoding is used to ruin the quality of the content.
2. The majority of the ZTOD catalog from
2008 on is available (although scenes are substituted - see below)
(please keep in mind these cons are for a throttled user that the site is trying to encourage to log off with poor quality and bad user interface. A user who logs in for 10-30 minutes every couple of days will likely get another experience)
1. Exhibit high usage and the site "upgrades" but the copyright notices are years earlier. The "upgraded" site will lack search capabilties and will not display dates of videos, names of performers or videos or allow multi-category searching.
2. Throttling is present. The slower the site will get and videos will disappear.
3. Downloads - particularly 1080p - are encoded in ways to make bloated, poor quality mp4.
Technically, >20 files checked the ratio of P (prediction) to I(key) frames was 19:1. A typical ratio is 2:1. I frames aka key frames are the actual images while p frames are the compression. During action the key frames shrink making details too blurry to see. Expect most downloads to be poorer than DVD quality.
If you are the type of person who just wants to get online and view a video or two to get off, then long off, and don't intend to download anything this site could be for you. The quality should be great.
But if you like to download or watch for hours on end prepare to be throttled severely and to find the videos you download are severely color distorted and bloated.
*Newbie reviews and ratings don't count toward a site's overall score/rank until the user reaches the Rookie status level (5 points). This rule is needed to help prevent fake (or heavily biased) profiles and reviews.
Whats up with this poorly maintained members area? Navigation is a pain in the ass because there are so many broken links. I'm tired of being redirected to the bloody homepage all the time. Even the favorite pornstar page doesn't work. I guess they've disabled it on purpose to inflate the numbers.Because when you add a girl to your favorites the followers count increases by three.
I've opened a support ticket about a week ago - still no reply.
Another annoying thing: about 70 percent of the girls don't have preview pictures in the pornstar index.
Video quality is lacking. People look either yellow, orange, or tinted with purple. 25 fps. All of my downloads so far are watermarked. I hate garish watermarks. There are a number of sites whose content I love, but will never join again because of their large distracting logos. I was hoping for a more discrete alpha-blended logo with this site. These are just my personal foibles. There's still some great content on this site.
With loads of scenes with Sasha Grey, Rebecca Linares, Shyla Stylez (just to name a few) that are NOT available anywhere else, this site is a treasure trove for the true porn aficianado.. . While their more recent entries have grown tamer, there`s enough hard stuff in the vault to keep you busy for months.
This is the second time in a week that there haven't been any updates for two days in a row. With Black Ice not having updated since mid 2011 are the remaining two sites about to follow suit and just start relying on getting subscribers with what they have in their archives already?
Third day without an update!
Two further days without updates. Now I am really starting to believe that they are winding down and will start resting on their laurels soon..
Where's the strip tease you guys are talking about?
I joined on the strength of that, but all I have seen so far are scenes where the model is scantily dressed for a few minutes and then the action starts. Is this what you mean? Of course, I might come across *my* definition of the term yet, so please don't take this remark the wrong way. We all see things differently. Actually I didn't come to this site to talk about strip tease. I just wanted to mention that there have not been any updates for the past two days, which is something highly unusual. I wonder what happened? And has this happened before?
Been joining a little too much, lately - but still looking for more of the "good stuff".
And thinking about one thread here "Striptease - ect... I have some hopes for this site.
Have not been a member for maybe a couple of years - but seen quite a few trailers.
It looks like the site tends to good "foreplay" - with many vids-minutes of posing/striptease - before the act.
Like a lot here, I dig that posing/striptease - and not only the wham-bam-thank-you-mam....
I noticed at the first of my current membership to ZTOD that they now have grouped their three studios, ZTOD, Black Ice and 3rd Movies, into one site. So now when you search for, lets say, Carmel Moore, it now shows the results from all 3 studios, instead of the old way of having to sign in on each studio's site and checking for each model. That's a big improvement in my opinion. One that I think I may have mentioned in a previous review while wondering just how hard it would be to integrate the three studios into one search engine.
Download speeds are still not that great, but I have noticed that if you download more than one file/scene/photo set at a time, it does effectively double your download speed.
Overall, I still think this is a premier DVD site. For one, you still have some exclusivity here since not all of their videos are available on the other DVD sites and two, they have a nice selection of pictures, which is rare for DVD sites. Not all scenes have pictures, but most of the models I have downloaded seem to have about a 50% ratio of scenes with photos.
Here are some numbers and it's the biggest reason I think they are one of the top 2-3 DVD sites.
6,373 scenes total
2,742 of those scenes are available in 1080p, full HD
4,059 zipped photo sets
I could be wrong, but I don't know of any of the DVD sites that have nearly 3,000 1080p scenes. And I'm almost positive that none have over 4,000 zipped photo sets too.
The only real complaints I have here, the tagging system is still not accurate. It is on some tags, but I searched lesbian MILF and 6 scenes showed up. While they have numerous DVDs that have lesbian MILF content. So I know it's more than 6.
Again, download speed is still frustrating with just one connection, but with more than one it downloads pretty fast.
Still prefer the niches here since they have a black site which is actually about half Hispanic, South American women, lots of Brazil models. And I think they cover the niches as good as anyone does with their own handjob series even. Pleased again with this membership, may even let it recur.
If youíre planning on joining ZTOD you might find my review of Third Movies useful. Third Movies, Zero Tolerance on Demand and Black Ice Pass are all part of the same network and the sites are all blended together. What I wrote about Third Movies applies here too.
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