Ugh, I'm upgrading two H77's today and the Toshiba HD player works flawlessly with both of them. I don't have to worry about the HDMI handshake no matter how I try to foul it up. PJ/display off, HD player on first nothing fouls up the connection. Plus I can use my long HDMI cables. Still no easy go with the HD7100.
For anybody having trouble with the HDMI handshake and the HDA1. You don't have to unplug it or turn it off. What works best for me is to open the tray door and while it's open pull the HDMI cable out of the player and then replace it, no waiting needed. Then close the tray. I have it working right now on the first re-try with the procedure above. Also using a 35' HDMI cable and the picture is clean with no sparklies. I hope the engineers at Optoma can figure out the problem or work with Toshiba on the problem, because the player displays stellar images for HD and SD DVD's.
I wanna be able to use this puppy with the HD7100.
For HD7100 owners I didn't get around to tuning the grayscale for the Toshiba with colorfacts but do have the correct black and white settings from using the Accupel at RGB DVI-V/1080i
Sharpness / Sharpest
Color Temp 6500k
(gray patterns look excellent with these settings)
Do not use the Toshiba's Enhanced black level, stick with normal video level. Which matches up well with the Accupels reference DVI-V/1080i (video reference black level).