What Is HD?
High definition video, or HD, is digital video captured and displayed at high resolution.
HD technology allows you to watch our content in unmatched clarity & detail by providing
4 times more pixel resolution than normal TV & DVD and more than 8 times more resolution
than standard Internet video. HD video is formatted in a widescreen, 16:9 aspect ratio,
similar to a movie screen. Colors are bright, the image is crisp and the details are breathtaking.
1080p & 720p refer to the resolution of HD video. 1080p represents 1920 x 1080 pixels progressive
and 720p represents 1280 x 720 pixels progressive. There are also interlaced variations of these
two resolutions however, interlaced content is *much* lower quality than progressive. We produce
and deliver our HD content in the highest possible Full HD resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels (1080p).
This allows you to experience the highest amount of details in the video. On a computer
screen, the difference between 1080p and 720p will not be as significant as on a 30", 50" or 70" HDTV LCD or Plasma display where 1080p really shines. Enjoy full HD 1080p sources such as HD-DVDs,
BluRay DVDs, HD gaming consoles such as the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 and our adult HD content.
The availability of HD content on the Internet is certainly not new. There are many adult websites
trying to woo you with “HD Content” or “Hi Def”. 99% of websites that claim HD content mean that the
content was FILMED with an HD/HDV camera and not necessarily what you can download. What’s available
for you to download & watch is another story.
To check if a website is truly providing HD content you must look at (1) the resolution of the video
and (2) the bitrate of the video. The ONLY HD resolutions are 1280 x 720 pixels and 1920 x 1080 pixels.
If the video is not one of these resolutions, it is not HD. The video must be at least 35MB/minute
for 720p and at least 55MB/minute for 1080p. Anything lower than the above will produce many artifacts
and will no longer provide HD clarity. Don't let yourself tricked by nice looking photos or screenshots,
demand to watch a demo HD clip
HD video content can be delivered in several video formats such as MPEG-2/TS, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264,
MPEG-4 ASP DivX/XviD or VC-1/WMVHD. We have selected the VC-1/WMVHD codec for our videos due to native
playback support on most computers and devices. All other HD video formats require some codec or special
player to be installed by the end-userfor PC playback.
In our tests, we found almost no difference in quality between WMVHD and MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 at the encoding
settings for our 1080p videos. More information about our tests can be found
Because of the very large filesize and bitrate of the videos, streaming is not supported. You
would need a connection to our servers of over 10Mbps in order to have a smooth streaming playing.
We strongly recommend downloading the HD videos first before attempting to play them. You do not
need anything special aside from a broadband connection and hard drive storage space to download
a 1080p HD video to your PC. Once you downloaded the HD video to your computer you can attempt to
play it back. For smooth playback the HD videos on your PC, the system requirements are:
PC System Requirements
- Minimum 23" LCD Monitor set to at least 1920 x 1080 screen resolution
- At least a 3.0 GHz processor P4, 2.0Ghz Core Duo, Core2Duo or AMD Athlon64 3800+ or more
- 512 MB of RAM
- 128 MB video card
- 2.5GB of hard drive space for *each* 30 minute video
- Windows Media Player 9 or greater
- Download Manager Software
MAC System Requirements
In order to truly experience 1080p HD content, you have to watch it on a 1080p HDTV. We have searched
for the best methods to easily display the downloaded content onto your HDTV without needing an
engineering or computer science degree.
Your HDTV must be able to display 1080p content. Not all HDTVs are able to do so. Anything
manufactured in 2006 and later “should” be OK. To double check if your TV can display progressive
1920x1080 locate your TV’s manual or spec sheet and look for the ‘Native resolution’. If your
HDTV’s native resolution is 1920x1080 then you are good to go. In case your HDTV’s native
resolution is not 1920x1080, it will scale down the video and thus losing some of the quality
or it might simply not be able to display the image at all, depending on the manufacturer. If
you’re looking to purchase a new 1080p HDTV, you can find a good list of reviews
HDMI is the standard type of cable used to connect devices and computers to your HDTV. Your
digital cable box, set top box, DVD player or media player should all connect to your HDTV via
an HDMI cable. Most HDTVs should support HDMI cable, however you should double check your TV’s
manual or spec sheet. If your HDTV supports HDMI but you do not have any cables, you can purchase
them online at competitive prices from places such as
Well enough talk about HD quality and what not, let’s show you what we are all about.
We have hundreds of videos in 1080p HD available to download inside the members areas of our websites.
As a member you can download all you want without any restrictions and keep the HD movies you download
forever. Watch them on your PC, your Mac or on your 50” Plasma HDTV. Joining our sites is simple and secure.
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