There is no simple concept behind the Vivid title. This resource is one of the oldest, exposing the videos you have probably seen on VHS. It was one of the online porn pioneers, and now it really looks old. The porn site is distinguished thanks to its sections, similar to network sites, and devoted to particular niches or types of porn videos: Vivid Classics is for good old classic porn, while Vivid TV exposes Reality porn. Vivid Celebs is a collection of leaked or stolen homemade videos of various celebrities, and Vivid Alt features sophisticated alternative porn.
There is a huge amount of porn scenes on Vivid, that's for sure. They are conveniently divided into sections, or Features: you can choose between Celebs, Alt, Parodies, Classics, Ed, TV and other sections of this site to get the according type of porn videos. More or less, they are relevant to the declared niches. There are many bonus scenes, cut from dusty DVD and having quite disappointing quality. Even older movies are the digitized VHS tapes, which is just unbelievable. The problem is that there are no downloads, and the real quality is far from the declared HD.
Typical scene on Vivid.com lasts for approximately 25-30 minutes, independently of the section or category it belongs to. However, the script may vary a lot: classic porn videos often are a part of the story, while TV videos are standalone porn scenes; Parodies expose sex scenes cut from the funny movies, and Vivid Ed is a special section where you get educational videos, not always featuring sex itself.
+ Huge amount of content, many niches and rare videos
Vivid.com is a very old and large porn site with glorious history. You can find over 4500 original porn episodes on its pages, with an average playtime of video equal to 28 minutes. The spread is not very large: there are few movies shorter than 20 minutes, and not many videos with over 35 minutes length. Photo sets are not that many, but still the 1072+ exclusive galleries look impressive, especially if you keep in mind gigantic average size of the sets: ~700 pictures each. There are such rare niches as Classics, Parody and Educational videos, with a lot of content in each.
+ There are updates
Though it's impossible to define the exact update pace of the porn site, Vivid.com adds new scenes regularly: its collection keeps growing by hundreds of porn videos every year. You can expect approximately one-two update per day to its already great collection, and despite the absence of update schedule and even the date stamps, we should mention the updating policy among the advantages of this resource.
+ 875 girls, some with stats and descriptions
There are more than 875 ladies in the model index of Vivid.com. You can find them in Vivid Features → Vivid Girls → All Vivid Porn Stars. Though most of them have nothing but a list of their videos in their profiles, the chosen Vivid Girls get thorough description with interesting biography facts and stats, such as measurements, age, ethnicity and origin. There are no sorting / filtering options except for the alphabetic filtering, and no comments / ratings / favorites for models. Nevertheless, the model index leaves a positive impression, probably thanks to the beauty and grace of their porn models.
+ Impressive set of bonus scenes
There are at least several thousands of bonus videos in the related sections of the site. They have had to divide the bonus content into three sections, each having approximately 60-70 pages with 12 scenes per page. These are mostly the porn scenes cut from old DVD, in hundreds of niches, starting from teen solo and up to fetish and real gangbangs. The quality is average to low, but the diversity and number of videos is above any expectations.
- No downloads at all
There is no possibility to download any porn video from Vivid.com. The membership grants exclusively the streaming access, and there is no download button and no access to the video files other than via the embedded flash player. On one hand, that seems fair, since you're paying for time of your subscription, but on the other, most of the porn sites have unlimited downloads, which leaves Vivid.com far behind them in your wishlist.
- Average to low quality, many remastered videos
As an old porn site, Vivid.com has a plenty of outdated porn videos, at least in terms of quality. At dawn of the online porn, the 240 and even 160 resolution seemed alright. Now they have to remaster the old videos, including those digitized from VHS tapes, to make it tolerable for the new users. Unfortunately, getting the HD or Full HD resolution videos from the old content is problematic: even though they have the responding resolution, the quality is still extremely low. Thus, most of the videos on Vivid.com are far from true HD, having at best the 540p quality. Photos are also quite poor for 2016: 720x540 pixels doesn't impress anyone anymore.
- Low usability of the design
Vivid doesn't look that bad, but it feels very inconvenient and its usability is definitely low. There are no sorting or filtering options, available to you, no tags, the pagination is pain, page layout is uninformative and inconvenient, there are navigation issues and many other problems that you face once you try to utilize the site's design. There is a plenty of ads, which is irritating, since they redirect you to hell. There are no comments, user ratings and favorites, and you cannot download anything from this site. Nuff said.
Expectations vs Reality
You were promised “the amazing xxx hardcore action, updated regularly, sexy and hot bodies” (sic!) and other stuff like that. No numbers, no details. Well, they've managed to fulfill their general promises. Restricted downloads and average to low quality of content is definitely a disappointment, though.
Fair 3-day trial starts at $6.95 for the three days, and then it rebills at a standard monthly price of $44.95. 90 days of access will cost you $78.95, or you can pay $98.95 for 180 days at once. Annual membership sells for $158.95. All the membership plans are rebilling automatically, unless you cancel your subscription manually (ensure that you did). There are pre-checked cross sales during the subscription process: Reality Gang, Videos Z Network and maybe few other irrelevant and unworthy porn sites, that become the unwanted expenses, unless you remove them from your subscription.
Vivid.com definitely was a great porn site of its time, which is, though, have gone long ago. Now it's just a huge archive of average to low quality porn videos (technically), and despite the regular updates, it's barely worth your attention: at least, because they do not allow any downloads. Most of the modern users, who have tried Vivid.com subscription, regret it. Don't repeat their mistake.