Thanks for tracking the thread!
So – no grey test pattern. I checked all HDMI pins and the left most pin (from board side) is somehow grounded. It’s receiving 5v and the fuse is intact behind it.
For the remote, it’s not pre-programmed, but if I hold the OSSC button on startup and try to program it (it says “press 1”) it never registers when I press 1.
So my existing problems remaining are
* No hdmi output
* No green led (ever – it is dead coming out of the FPGA on that pin)
* No IR response
It’s probably something simple. My guess is that the FPGA is fine (the firmware wouldn’t load up and be functional I’m guessing if it wasn’t so I don’t think that’s the reason that the green led is dead).