Yes, I share the disappointment in this release because of the compression/authoring issues on this set.
It's very jarring upon first viewing to see the extra-sharp picture and strange movement.
However, I have found that the problem can be rectified somewhat by totally decreasing the sharpness on your TV set. While it doesn't solve the problem completely, it certainly makes the episodes much more watchable.
That being said, I haven't seen many of these shows in decades and am surprised how many are better than I remember.
We get less of Gloria and Meathead this season but Archie and Edith are still able to carry the show without them.
O'Connor and Stapleton are still delivering on all counts and in no way are yet phoning it in. Check out the waiting room scene in "Archie's Operation" where Edith peruses a Playgirl mag. Without uttering a word, by simply turning pages, Jean Stapleton has the audience on the floor with her priceless facial expressions.
It's a shame that this set is plagued with the visual problems, but it's still worth getting for a look back at when the sitcom was an art form.
Three stars for the set itself, four stars for the episode content this season.