Pros and Cons
- easy to navigate
- option to rent hard copies in U.S
- advanced search engine
- some rental-only titles
- DVDs aren't divided into scenes
- no preview vid caps
Boy Toy DVDis more than just your regular video-on-demand service. Besides being able to watch flicks online, you can actually have DVDs delivered directly to your home if you live in the United States. There are no due dates or late fees, which works out to a better deal than some of the local video stores. You pay one monthly fee to order up to six rentals per month. Delivery is free and you can return the DVDs in a postage-paid envelope.
BoyToyDVD is outstanding for those in the U.S who can rent the actual discs. As for those who can only stream the vids, it's perhaps slightly less impressive. Either way, the selection is huge. There are over 3,000 DVDs to rent and when it comes to pay-per-minute titles, there are over 3,500 streaming DVDs. It is easy to switch between a rental and PPM view, so that you only see the content available for your membership plan.
You'll find average-looking playback online and you can fast-forward and rewind, which is important, because these DVDs are not split up into scenes. There also aren't any vid caps or photos, just the front and back of the DVD box as well as info listing the director, performers and the categories of action covered. These are all in the form of links so that you can find other related titles.
You can also browse the DVDs by title, studio, performer or category. There is also a keyword search engine and an advanced search page. One small flaw is that you will never see more than the first 2,500 most relevant results to any query. However, whether browsing search results or a category page, you can further filter by date, release year, title, user rating, alphabetical order and studio.
The rental pricing is reasonable. The more you pay, the more DVDs you can have at once. The lowest priced monthly option only lets you have one title at a time. You have to wait until they receive your last DVD before they send you the next one by first-class U.S mail. How many movies you manage to see also depends on how long you keep them, how long it takes for them to first arrive and the turnaround time when sending them back.
The per-minute price is average when compared to most sites. They've also added a flat-rate streaming rental option with various prices for two to seven days of access. Boy Toy DVD is, in my opinion, more appealing for its U.S rentals program because its pay-per-minute vids aren't very high in quality.