Forgot to mention..
This link is to the xorg.log that was pulled from an openelec install on the same machine while it was hooked up to the HDMI .. that gave the same black screen results.
This link is again Openelec on the same machine, but plugged in via DVI-VGA and working at 1920x1080.
This is the dmesg output of the openelec install same machine, plugged into HDMI.. black screen.
This is the box:
And this is the TV: