I just received my batch of the latest Warner HD-DVDs. These came to me a week late -- my fault for selecting the wrong shipping option. The first title I threw into my HD-A1 was Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory. I was very excited that Warner made the decision to get this title out as quickly as they did. For reference purposes I went directly to the infamous Chocolate Room scene where Wonka (Gene Wilder) sings Pure Imagination. I can't say I was overly impressed with what I saw on my 65" display. While the picture certainly looks clearer than ever before, there just seems to be (for lack of better description) a noticeable bit of mosquito/surface noise across the picture. Check out the top of the scene where the group is standing on the steps down to the chocolate room. You can see a bit of instability within Mr. Beauregarde's checkered jacket. There also seems to be some slight shifting of colors within the flesh tones and surrounding scenery. Mind you, Willy Wonka doesn't look bad on this new format, but I certainly expected it to look better than it does. ...and maybe I'm expecting too much. After all, this is a film made nearly 36 years ago. It's my understanding that many of the films made during the 70s were lensed on poor film stock. I also understand that the a high defintion format will only amplify film grain and other impurities found in older films. I also want to make it clear that I am certainly not blaming Warner Bros. for a bad transfer, because quite frankly, I have no idea if what I am watching should be considered normal. I'm certainly not attempting to raise a red flag that may not exist. I am still becoming accustomed to how older films should look on this new format. I am certainly curious to see what others think of this transfer. Look forward to your reply.