Now that most of the displays have been shipped, and only a few invoices remain to be paid, I want to introduce the alternative that I had promised.
After thinking about the LED panel approach, the obvious solution finally hit me. I didn't need to redesign the Chroma Color board to drive LED panels. A suitable hardware platform already existed.
PIN2DMD hardware along with some new firmware gets the job done. lucky1 was really easy to work with and added support for my modified DMD interface. I had to make a few changes on the AV firmware side, so it does result in another different AV firmware version.
Before anyone asks, I do NOT plan to sell kits. This would be much more of a DIY solution. PIN2DMD is open source, and you can build your own. Please check into the PIN2DMD threads or website for details. lucky1 has not released the firmware with this new support, but from what I understand, he will soon.
My involvement in this is only to provide the AV firmware that is compatible. All of the color files are the same as my LCD kit. You would only need to replace the PROP_0##.BIN file prior to loading the files onto the SD card.
More details should be coming soon, but for now, here's another one of my crappy videos.