Well, some new programming finally started coming on the networks after their spring break, so I was happy to have new 30 Rock, Scrubs and Office to watch last night.
Since this is the first time during this testing process that I’ve gotten the chance to download new episodes (other than Lost) of the shows that I commonly watched on cable, it was an interesting experience, having to wait a full day after everyone else in the world.
I didn’t that would bother me, since most of the time I didn’t watch the shows the day they aired when I had my cable DVR…but these episodes were ones that I’ve REALLY been waiting on, and it was incredibly hard to not find them from another source immediately after they aired.
Still, I waited, and I got to watch them on Friday. The quality inconsistency reared its ugly head again, this time between 30 Rock and The Office. Now, I know they aren’t the same shows, but they are on the same network, and you would think that they could at least have the same video quality.
The Office looked great…just as good as my cable HD used to look, but 30 Rock was kinda blurry…much more so than the cable HD used to be. Now, I know that the show wasn’t HD levels of encoding…but The Office manages to pull it off…so I expect the same thing from 30 Rock. Still, I got used to it, and I was able to enjoy the show…but this is still another example of how the iTunes content needs work.