Meanwhile I'm still waiting for the JST 1.25 mm cable and connector to show up, which will allow me to run with the A/V-to-HDMI Converter installed. That will be quite exciting to say the least (hey I get excited easily, what can I say).
So all in all, not bad to get to this point in a bit over 2 months. Yes it was towards the end of May this year that I first downloaded Sobola's XEP80 schematics and began the process of backward engineering his schematic into a form I could use to eventually lay out a PCB from. Then the creeping featurism took over, and here we are today, although I don't really think the extra features are creepy at all, and should prove to be quite useful. Anyway I'll make this a short post and get out of here - stay tuned for further test results to come.