Quoted from epthegeek:
The guy programming the game hates video modes with the burning fire of a thousand suns; so the outlook isn't great.
The only reason video modes came into existence is because arcade games took business away from Pinball machines. To counter that, pinball invented video modes to garner a percentage of those users back.
Now that video games have established their own niche in this world, there's no reason for pinball to ever go back to video modes... though I will say the large LCD screens do lend themselves to be utilized as such.
But anyway, I play pinball machines for the pinball, not the other stuff. Kudos to you ep for squanching that idea.