Pros and Cons
- some high-def videos
- exclusive content
- good design and navigation
- no download option
- no advanced search
- no zipped photo sets
When Vivid says that they are home to the hottest pornstars, they mean it! Pictures and hot, hardcore movies starring your favorite pornstars are delivered right here. There's loads of porn, but some things about the site will leave you a bit frustrated and wanting more. It's probably an effective way of getting people to spring for the studio's DVDs, though.
The video section boasts a considerable amount of porn. There are 1,072 full-length DVDs and with about 4-5 scenes per DVD that translates into around 4,500 scenes, which is a lot. The flicks cover your usual hardcore bases, like blowjobs, doggy style, facials, interracial, anal, etc., but there's no way to search the Vivid collection to find the specific smut you want. You'll have to peruse the pages of DVD covers. There is a simple search box, but I didn't find it very helpful.
When you click on a movie, you are taken to the flick's streaming page (which starts playing right away) and you'll see the description of the film plus all the scenes from it, so you can easily skip to any one you want. The videos aren't downloadable and the streaming quality used to leave something to be desired. That is still the case for older movies, but thankfully they have improved things and the newer movies are now in HD.
It looks like every DVD comes with pictures, giving you 1,072 photo galleries. They are glossy, professional spreads and the pics are crisp and clear. There are no Zip files, so if you do want to save them you'll have to do it one at a time, which is not fun.
You can learn more about the hotties by reading their bios in the model index. Also, each scene shows a list of the actors who star in it and their images are linked, making it easy to find other films they appear in. Extras include links to live cams, a dating site and discounts to other paysites.
The site is a lot bigger than when we were last here, so they are updating. However, I couldn't find any dates on anything, so just how often they add something new is, at this point, unclear. However, the site is big enough and the video quality has improved enough to make Vivid something to recommend. Just make sure you're okay with streaming-only movies before joining.