HD Pride was reviewed on 2 Sep 2013 by GayDemon
|Site Score: 75 out of 100||Videos:||15 / 20||Tour Claims:||2 / 5||Find out more about ratings, read the score criteria.|
|Pictures:||4 / 5||Uniqueness:||7 / 20|
|Content Amount:||19 / 20||Usability||3 / 5|
|Updates:||15 / 15||Value:||10 / 10|
112 videos in MP4 and WMV formats plus DVDs. MP4s sized at 1080x720 @ 2 Mbps or better, good amateur to good quality, several smaller sizes including 1 for mobiles. WMVs sized at 640x360 @ 2 Mbps, good quality. Videos are downloadable full scenes, 4 qualities of streaming MP4s also available. No DRM used. Also large DVD archive (1000+ DVDs, daily updates)
99 sets of good amateur quality or better digital stills, sized at 1067x1600. Slideshows and zip files available. 112 sets of pretty good quality screencaps, no slideshows or zips but can download pics individually.
15 gay feeds. Also straight and tranny DVD archives.
Pre-checked offer (called a cross sale) on join page. Trial members may get limited access to site's content / features, and trial memberships recur at $15 more than the cost of a regular monthly recurring membership. Pop-up on tour in some browsers.
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This site uses pre-checked boxes on the signup page. If this option is left checked, you will automatically be subscribed to another site and charged monthly until cancelled.
This site's trial membership only gives you limited access. You will not be able to access all content.
- Trial: $1.10 (2 days, recurring at $29.95 every 30 days)
- Monthly: $14.95 (recurring every 30 days)
- Other: $49.95 (180 days, non recurring)
HD Pride offers a variety of horny men from smooth and creamy twink boys and well-built jocks to black studs and regular guy amateurs. While the tour shows mostly twinks, in the member area the all-male mix is much more interesting. I found bodybuilders, gangsters and bad boys, Latinos, daddies and leather men, guy-next-door types, college boys and Asian dudes. In other words, what you'll find in the member area is actually much more diverse than the tour.
The action here is a nice mix, too. You'll find men sucking cock and fucking, gay interracial sex, men showering and stroking their cocks solo, or stroking each others' cocks in duos; there are threesomes, kissing, rimming and dildo play. There's some impressively large dicks here, and some are uncut. And of course, you'll find plenty of hot, messy cumshots, too.
HD Pride currently offers 112 videos, the most recent update added in 2012. But don't worry - the DVD section is still updating, and currently offers 1063 full DVD titles, each with multiple scenes. But let's start with the 112 movies in the Videos section, which are DRM-free and offered for download in MP4 and WMV formats. The biggest are the HD MP4s, which are sized at 1080x720 and are mostly pretty good quality; there are 3 smaller MP4s including a size optimized for mobiles. The WMVs are offered at 640x360, and are a bit sharper and clearer than the HD MP4s.
For those who would rather stream than download, each video is also available as a streaming full scene in 4 quality levels. A handy hint, though - unless you're on a slow connection, go with the highest or second highest quality for best viewing experience.
Each HD Pride video also comes with a set of pictures. These are screencaps, although rather better quality than a lot of screencaps I see on other sites. They're sized at 800x450, and I was disappointed not to be able to download the entire sets in zip files; luckily one can download the pics individually. BTW, don't expect a full thumbnail gallery - the pics are shown in a strip above the streaming video after you click the "Screenshots" link on each video's page.
And speaking of pics, the site offers 99 sets of good quality digital stills. These are offered in your choice of 3 sizes, the largest of which is 1067x1600, and unlike the screencaps, these are available as downloadable zip files and can be watched as hands-free slideshows. These are hot pics, well-lit, and show off the guys and the action very well.
Now let's talk about the gay DVDs. As mentioned, there are over 1000 of them, each with an average of 4 full scenes, so when it comes to bonuses, there's more here than you could watch. While most of these DVD titles are not available in HD, new DVDs are added almost every day - usually more than 1 - so members not only have lots to watch, but there's always something new. And in case you want even more, there are 15 feeds, mostly the feed version of well-known and popular sites including Jake Cruise, Boykkake, On the Hunt and Treasure Island. And there are DVD archives of straight and tranny porn for those interested.
The site does have some issues. First off, there's a pre-checked offer on the join page, so be sure and read it before you join. Next, trial memberships recur at $15 more than the cost of a regular monthly membership, and trial members may get only limited access to the site's content and features. I got a pop-up from a couple tour pages. And last, as mentioned, the site's core content no longer updates, nor does it match the tour promise of 500 videos, but the DVD section offers thousands of videos and does still update.
HD Pride delivers hot guys sucking cock, getting fucked or jerking off and shooting their loads in 112 good quality videos plus over 1000 DVD titles for a total of over 4000 full scenes. While the site's videos no longer update, the DVD section adds new content almost every day, so there's always something fresh to check out. And there are also 15 hot gay feeds, plus tranny and straight DVD archives. While the site does have some issues, none are what I'd consider deal breakers. I'd have liked to see more than 112 videos in the non-DVD section, but they are hot and good quality, and the DVD section adds so much that it makes this site a pretty good value.
Things we liked:
- Lots of variety
- Videos are downloadable (No DRM)
- Can do 4+ simultaneous downloads
- Fast download speeds (over 1.2 Mbps)
- Videos are mobile compatible
- DVD section updates every day (updates are dated)
Things we didn't like:
- Site's core content no longer updates (DVD section does)
- Pre-checked offer on join page
- Trial memberships may be limited
- Pop up on tour
- Trial recurs at $15 more per month than regular monthly membership