Homegrown Video review

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Videos
Photos
Webcams
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Updates
Originality
Value
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Reviewer

Final Score: 80/100

Main Details

Launched
January 1998 (estimated)
Listed
July 12, 2017
Data Revised
July 31, 2017
Mobile & Tablet
Excellent
Content Updates
Daily

Review by John Woole, July 31, 2017

Summary

Genuine amateurs from America in hot sex scenes. Couples, masturbation, threesomes, swingers, outdoor sex, anal, and a lot of deep throat. Mainly vintage stuff.

Pros

  • Real amateurs from America
  • All kinds of hot amateur sex
  • Big library, with daily updates
  • New interface—fast, organized, great search system, and no download limits
  • Inexpensive (with the discount)

Cons

  • Most of the content was recorded many years ago, even the new updates
  • Video quality is DVD quality at best
  • No real photos, just captures from the videos
  • Download speeds could be a bit better (files are small though, so no big deal)

Homegrown Video is a unique site. A lot of the so called amateur porn sites aren't truly amateur. Homegrown Video's has been collecting and sharing real amateur videos from day one.
In the 1980s they were VHS tapes, with the home videos of San Diego swingers. In 1998, they opened the website, which has been a great success too.
Almost 20 years after its launch, Homegrown Video is still here. It just got a new design and interface, so this is the perfect time for a review.

As you would expect, HGV has a big collection. Videos are the main thing, there are currently over 3250 updates. As for the pictures, the ones I saw were screen caps taken from the videos. Hard to say how many updates have pics, our estimate is 750. The site updates once a day, with a video, plus the screen caps.

The ladies are American, most of them are unknown amateurs. They come in all shapes and sizes. There are barely-legal, perfect looking slim blondes, attractive and average looking girls in their 20s and 30s, MILFs, matures, BBWs. The majority of the models are white, there are currently 112 sets tagged with 'Asian', 81 with 'Latina', and 33 sets tagged with the 'Ebony' keyword.

Most of the updates were recorded many years ago. Some of it them never seen before, some are remastered HGV videos. I'm glad they're remastering them, collectors will be happy to save them in a proper format. Don't expect HD quality here, most of the videos are low-end DVD quality, some are VHS quality. You can both download them, and watch them online.

The common theme is amateur content, but there are several different flavors. I found these the most common:

  • Homemade sex videos of amateur couples
  • Real couples fucking in front of the Homegrown crew's cameras
  • Amateurs masturbating, often using sex toys
  • Amateur girl fucked by a pro guy
  • Swingers, threesomes, orgies
  • Amateur girls performing blowjobs and trying deepthroat
  • Couples fucking in public, outdoor places
  • Vintage porn flicks—professionally produced with mostly amateur models

You'll find all the common kinks that amateurs do in their bedrooms. I'll give you the current scene numbers for some of those, as well as for some other keywords: Anal (281), BBW (142), Big Dick (502), Big Tits (752), Blowjob (2373), Creampie (316), Double Penetration (50), Facial (1386), Deep Throat (794), Fetish (mixed) (126), Girls in Glasses (41), Group Sex (69), Hairy (360), Interracial (245), Lesbian (328), Outdoors (266), Threesomes (241), Vintage (433).

The new user interface is nice. It works great on all devices, from desktop to mobile. The layout is logical, the pages load quickly, and the video player is quick too. There are lots of keywords added to each scene, and the search system works well. The daily download limit is gone, you can download as much as you want now. You can also save updates for later viewing, with the Favorite, Like, and Watch Later buttons.
There is one downside I came across, I didn't get great download speeds (1-2MB/s). It's not too annoying, as the movies are relatively small (200-500MB for the higher quality version files), and you can boost your speeds by downloading multiple files/using multiple threads.

Homegrown Video is a legend among amateur porn sites, with a huge library. I recommend it to the lovers of true amateurs. You get the real deal here, but their content is mostly old, they're low quality compared to today's porn flicks. If you're okay with that, and you haven't been a member yet, you'll love their collection. Vintage porn fans will also appreciate the site. In addition to credit cards, you can also subscribe using PayPal (through Epoch).

Enter Homegrown Video

(50% Homegrown Video discount)

Videos

Amount
3263 scenes
Avg. length
22 mins
DRM-free
Formats:
type resolution bitrate info
mp4 640 x 480 px 2000 kbps
mp4 640 x 480 px 720 kbps

Photos

Galleries
750
Photos / gallery
60
Formats:
resolution zip files
640 x 480 px

Webcams

No webcams on this site

Prices & Billing

Recurring Memberships:
1st period price rebills
One month $29.95 $14.95 rebills at $29.95 $14.95 / month
3 months $59.95 rebills at $59.95 / 3 months
One year $119.95 rebills at $119.95 / year
Non-recurring Memberships:
length price rebills
Pre-checked cross sales in the join form. If you don't uncheck them, you'll pay extra for membership(s) to additional site(s).
PaySafeCard payments are possible in many countries. You need to select "Pay By Paypal" AND choose the 3 month or 12 month long membership. Click the Create Your Account button. The PaySafe logo will appear if the option is available in your country.

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