I bought Lost season 2 online from iTunes last week. Benjamin and I started watching it in our hotel a couple of nights ago. Although we had a TV and an iPod composite cable, we couldn’t get it working (tip: There’s a TV Out setting on the iPod under Video Settings). We also had a 20" flat panel monitor (yes, we travel light), but no PC speakers. So, desperate to watch Lost, we ended up watching it on the iPod screen with Benjamin’s Bose headphones attached and lying open on the bed, volume cranked to 90%.
Last night we successfully got the iPod connected to my brother’s 14" TV (hence the TV Out setting tip) and watched a couple more episodes. Although it was good, the compression was really noticeable during the dark shots (which is most of Lost). Tonight I may try watching it on my computer by borrowing my brother’s PC speakers. The compression isn’t as noticeable there, eve, though the screen is much larger. I imagine it’s because the video gets compressed more on the iPod than the PC, but it could be the video out or some other factor.