ALS Angels (0)
Current Member for over 2 months (at the time of review).
||- Very, very attractive models
- High quality & professionally shot
- Newest videos are HD (some 1080p some 720p)
- Newest photos are very high resolution
- Photos are zipped for convenient download (caveat below)
- Slight discount compared to ALS Scan site
||- Limited amount of content when compared to sister site ALS Scan
- Comparative price to ALS Scan site is not competitive enough for the amount of content (should cost less)
- Older zip files are a pain in the butt to download
- Lots of recycled content from photo shoots several years old
||All the quality you expect from the ALS crew is here. The only problem is that there isn't much in the way of "new" updates. There are a lot of video posts from older shoots and they're just 720x540 max resolution. 5 years ago, that would have been cutting edge but many of their competitors have gone to all HD.
The main issue is that it's a limitation in the type of content they're posting. Way too much of it is from models they shot several years ago and are posting as "remastered" footage. This is fine and dandy if it wasn't being the main update content and just a side project. If the models weren't shot in HD years ago, then they have to make do with the footage they have. But it doesn't feel like they put much effort into seeking new models that fit the Angels image, which I much prefer compared to all the ultra-petite models on ALS Scan.
Their older photo sets are a pain to download too. There's no unique naming convention to all the zip files. They're all generically named by model and number of photos (max of 30 photos per zip file), so you really have to be on top of organizing the JPEGs as you unzip them. Fortunately, the newest shoots are downloadable in one big zip file.
I focus a lot on videos since that's what gets me to join. The visual quality of the newer HD stuff is fantastic. The older stuff, even the remastered videos are just average. But at least it has all the quality of ALS style shooting you come to expect. And they don't skimp on the footage. Many of their videos run 10-20 minutes.
Download speed is good. Not great, but not terrible. The download manager I use on the Mac works fine with their site so I'm happy there. I configure it to download with two connections per file and it has no problem letting me do so. On slow nights, files will come in at around 200Kps. Faster nights get me up to around 700Kps so if I have a couple of files coming in at once, I can fully saturate my Internet connection.
They had some downtime in November and added 2 days to everyone's subscriptions. The migration to a new set of servers caused a few broken links, however. I'm glad they did the right thing but it would have been nice to get a proactive email telling their subscribers about the outage.
All in all, if you like the models they have on their site (Andie Valentino, Eufrat and Lexi Belle are by far my favorites), then it's probably worth a one month subscription to get what you want. Don't expect too many "new" updates though, half of them are recycled and use the older resolutions.
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