The quality seems a little lower then the regular videos on the site. More artifacty.
All depends what stream you are viewing at. The idea is the player will grab what is the highest possible for that player size. Currently we send a WMV to you that is far higher quality. So if you watch the video non-full screen, you are getting data
you don't want. However the plus side to this is you can then automatically transition into full screen and have what will appear to be zero quality loss. With smooth streaming, it will take a few for you to step up in quality.
Different tech for different purposes. Each have advantages and disadvantages.
I'd love to see a screen shot, know your geo, and what your internet connection type is, if at all possible.