Although things were working there were some issues. The cheap scan convertor had no shielding, so the EMI coming from the ELF-ish would cause the screen to jump and flicker whenever I did anything with it.
So, I ordered a better one, which came in a nice shielded chassis, with a shielded, multi-core cable. I put a Molex connector on it and we were ready to run.
No more flicker/jumping/etc - very nice.
Also, I finished entering the demo program. Here is a shot of the screen full of random characters from my typing and using the cursor controls and scroll features.
But, it doesn't look like a made a video of the full demo - one will be coming shortly.
I then tested out the bit-map operation. First step, remove the two CDM6116's and install the CDM6264
Here's a couple video's demonstrating the very basics of bit-map mode, just to show that it is working.
(ignore the hi-res pixels at the bottom of the screen on the first one - that was just having the scan converter size set incorrectly so it was displaying some uninitialized pixels)