MrPinks
Home · Vivid
Vivid78%

Vivid review

Category Pornstars, Video Sites, Discount site

Price

$19.95/Month

Discount

Mr. Pink's Visitors Save $14/Month

Vivid: you know the name, now get the lowdown on the flagship website of the biggest porn company on the planet. Vivid dot com brings you Jenna Jameson, Lanny Barby, Tera Patrick, Sasha Grey, and Janine in hundreds of high-quality DVD titles. Unfortunately, no downloads are available, forcing you to view the streaming videos directly from your browser window. Will that huge drawback be enough to negate all the obviously positive attributes Vivid can rightfully claim?

Score

Quality 7
Design 10
Navigation 9
Updates 8
Content amount 8
Money value 8
Downloadable videos 1
Exclusivity 9
Appeal 8
Overall Score 78

Videos

Number of movies 242+ DVDs
Average length 120 Min.
Full length videos YES
DRM Protection NO
Streaming YES
Download Limits NO
Video format

Flash (640x360)

Photos

Pic sets 242+
Pics per set 300
Zip sets NO
High res pics NO
Model Index YES
Watermarks YES
Visit this site

Overview:
Pornography, like all other entertainment industries, has its household names. The trouble is that porn has so few recognizable names that it’s in danger of disappearing from potential customers’ fields of vision. Movies have Warner Brothers, Universal, Paramount, and Tarantino (who is a pop-culture phenomenon all by himself); television has ER, LA Law, CSI, and a bunch of other acronyms that instantly ignite a spark of enthusiasm in millions of people. Even the comic book industry has Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, Todd McFarlane, and Stan Lee, and that industry is targeted at nerds, for chrissakes. Porn is in a difficult position. With only a few household names – Jenna Jameson, Ron Jeremy, John Holmes, and maybe Sasha Grey – one of whom is dead, the adult entertainment business is constantly trying to market a new performer as the next crossover superstar. Jenny McCarthy went from softcore Playboy model to, uh, The Jenny McCarthy Show; Jenna Jameson went from hardcore fuck flicks to, well, Zombie Strippers! Vivid Entertainment long ago decided to focus on nothing but skin flicks and their dedication and thrifty business practices allowed them to rise from the unenviable position of young upstart company to the reigning multimedia pornography giant that it is today. In fact, Vivid is so powerful and influential that their brand name is now recognized worldwide as property of the leading porn production outfit. That is truly a remarkable feat.

Vivid has been online for quite some time and its flagship site, Vivid dot com, has long been one of the most attractive destinations for horny keyboard jockeys. Every now and then, it’s a good idea to drop in on these staples of the online industry and see how they’re going. Vivid (the site) immediately impresses with its clean design and gorgeous women. The tour page is essentially a replica of what lies inside the members area, which means it gives you a very good idea of what a membership entails. Most, if not all, of Vivid’s feature titles are available here, many of which star the infamous Vivid Girls: a selection of the hottest babes working exclusively for Vivid. These babes include Jenna Jameson (of course), Sunny Leone, Lanny Barby, Tera Patrick, and luscious newcomer Hanna Hilton. In addition to the standard mainstream Vivid movies, there’s also a collection of Vivid Alt titles that present the best of the alt.porn world. These features constitute the majority of the appeal of the Vivid site, but there are a few bonus for members, which I’ll get into later.

Once you’ve logged into the site, you’ll find a short spiel from the webmasters concerning the site’s new look, sitting just below the main menu bar. This menu will act as your chief navigation tool and provides you with access to every part of Vivid dot com: Home, Vivid Girls, Videos, News, Live Cams, Dating, Special Offers, and Merch. Of these options, Live Cams and Dating are third-party-operated pay sites, Special Offers provides you with discount links to join other sites and networks, and Merch is Vivid’s online store. Vivid Girls obviously shows you the complete list of the company’s exclusive contract models, allowing you to click on their names and find all of their online content, as well as a profile and bio. Videos, not surprisingly, takes you to a display that showcases all of the available Vivid titles, of which there are currently 242 ready to be viewed. New titles seem to be added whenever the webmasters see fit. There’s no regularly scheduled updates and I’m actually a little suspicious of the dates that have been attached to each title (August 19th’s update is already online…on the 14th). Whatever the situation, there’s a decent archive of content here, with the two-and-a-half hundred DVDs each containing between three and six scenes. And considering how hot some of these scenes are likely to be, you won’t be needing more; at least, not for a while.

Each of the Vivid Girls get their own profile pages and, as previously mentioned, bios and vital stats are given for all. Other performers, however, get nothing. You can’t even click their names when they appear on a scene page. That’s a bummer, man. Perhaps Vivid could implement some kind of voting system for these girls so us fans could let the bosses know which women we’d like to see more of. Once you do find something you’re keen on watching, you’d better be ready to enjoy it to the fullest because these streams wait for no man. Vivid’s site is focused almost entirely on streaming video, with a few photos thrown in for good measure. No downloads are available. Yep, you read that right. No downloads are available. Sure, the streams look pretty nice and reach a resolution of 640x360 pixels, but that’s nothing compared to what most high profile porn sites are offering these days. As they’re only providing streams, it’s easy to see Vivid dot com as nothing but a lengthy (and costly) advertisement for their DVD line.

Each movie is accompanied by a set of photographs that, like the videos, can’t immediately be saved (not without some hassle anyway). They pop up in Flash windows and hit resolutions of 800x533 pixels – not exactly awe inspiring, I know. There are no zip archives available to download, either – though you probably guessed that already. Oh well…I guess it’s some consolation to remind ourselves that Vivid aren’t top dogs for nothing. They’re one of the most exciting porn studios around and now that they’ve roped Eon McKai in to head the Vivid Alt line of titles, they’ve got the hottest young director working with some of the hottest young stars – Penny Flame, Lexi Belle, Sasha Grey, Kimberly Kane, Hanna Hilton, Meggan Mallone, and a host of others make appearances on the site. Vivid is also dipping its toe into sexual education with titles such as Penny Flame’s Expert Guide to Rough Sex and a few from Tristan Taormino, noted “author, columnist, editor, pornographic film director (and occasional actress) and self-styled ‘anal expert’”. The sex is always racy and raunchy and the performances are, of course, top notch. Some movies tend to over-glamorize the women and/or the sex, which can be distracting and sometimes even unintentionally hilarious, but overall the content is world-class.

You would hope that Vivid throws bonuses their members’ way, considering the complete lack of downloadable content, but that’s unfortunately not the case. With a regular monthly price tag of $33.97, Vivid certainly appears to be trying to do to their customers’ wallets what Evan Stone does to girls whenever a camera rolls: fucking them. Thankfully, Mr. Pink has nabbed his dear readers a discounted membership deal that gets you one month for just $19.95. Now that a Vivid membership is priced fairly, you’d be nuts not to at least consider checking it out, even if only for a short time. Linger a little longer here, fellas, because I’ve still got some bold truths to lay down in these here Pros and Cons.

Pros:
- The Vivid contract girls are easily the hottest gang of sexual deviants on the planet.

- 242 DVD titles means there are almost a thousand scenes online.

- Appearances by the world’s most gorgeous pornstars? Yeah, I can dig that!

- The best reason to check out Vivid dot com right now is Mr. Pink’s discount price.

Cons:
- No downloads. None. Not a single downloadable video or photo. Nothing. Downloads? Forget about ‘em, they’re not here. Nowhere. There are no downloads!

- Some titles have been licensed to other video sites and are no longer online exclusives. Videobox has an entire channel devoted to Vivid content and even allow downloads.

- No information on non-Vivid-exclusive models.

- Video and photo quality leaves a lot to be desired.

Conclusion:
Vivid Entertainment is like the U2 of porn. They started out small, grew to have a substantial following, became the biggest entertainment unit of their kind in the world, and started screwing their fans with inflated prices and absurd merchandise tie-ins. (Vivid skateboards? Are you fucking kidding?) But, hey - just like you have to admit that The Edge can still write some pretty neat riffs, you’ve gotta hand it to Vivid’s talent recruitment department. The hottest pornstars on earth all want a contract with Vivid; the hottest young directors all want to work with the Vivid talent stable; and everyone with a box of tissues and a hard-on wants to devour the latest Vivid title as if it were part of a complete breakfast. I only wish Vivid would back up their fantastic product with a decent website that offers downloads, high-quality video and photo content, and more interactivity, all for an affordable price. Until they can do that, I’m afraid the Vivid website is going to be off-limits to all but the horniest porno fans on the planet – unless, of course, you’re a thrifty Mr. Pink’s reader taking advantage of that hella sweet discount.

 

Adult DVD Empire Unlimited 77%Discount
Adult DVD Empire Unlimited
Doghouse Digital 81%Discount
Doghouse Digital
Wicked Pictures 89%Discount
Wicked Pictures
Videobox 97%Discount
Videobox
Devil’s Film 92%Discount
Devil’s Film
Combat Zone 75%Discount
Combat Zone
Peter North 86%Discount
Peter North
Evil Angel 96%Discount
Evil Angel
Contact · Links · Porn · 2257 · RSS · Pornography Reviews

Copyright © 2014 - Mr. Pink's Porn Reviews - MrPinks.com. All rights reserved.