Makes sense Steve.
After troubleshooting why my screen just sat idle I finally figured it out! I had set up Analog Bridge to use DV3000, well it was on USB0 same as Nextion.
enough said All working now on USB
However, I am getting nothing on AMA0 and would like to enclose all in a c4labs box and not have wires sticking out from the ttl connector. I've edited the raspi-config per instx i've seen but still nothing. Any ideas?
thanks for your patience