I am planning to buy a budget card that will be used with a screen on dvi and a tv on hdmi as a dual-screen setup.
I am currently using a nvidia but it doesn't support hdmi audio (I am using a DVI-HDMI adapter), and I would like to give ATI with open source driver a try with an HD 5450 or an HD 6450.
My main concerns are :
- can I set the range of the hdmi output to TV range (16-235) ?
- can I have V-Sync syncing with my tv so I don't have tearing (XVideo and OpenGL if possible) ?
- does HDMI audio works fine with those cards and open source driver ?
I can fulfill almost all this requirements with the closed-source nvidia driver on KDE.
Unfortunately OpenGL V-Sync on TV works only if I put my TV on my first DVI port with my DVI-HDMI adapter and my screen on the second DVI port, and I fear to loose this capability when being forced to use the HDMI port of a new hypothetical nvidia card (if someone have an answer for that too...).
Thanks for your answers.
Last edited by MatMaul; 12-30-2011 at 06:32 AM.
Thanks, I'm sticking on nvidia blob for the moment.
If your nv card is from series 9 you only need a spdif connector from board to card.