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    Default Questions regarding TV-out capabilities (TV-PC range, V-Sync, audio)

    Hi all,

    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 08:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatMaul View Post
    Hi all,

    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) ?
    AFAIK no.

    Quote Originally Posted by MatMaul View Post
    - can I have V-Sync syncing with my tv so I don't have tearing (XVideo and OpenGL if possible) ?
    yes

    Quote Originally Posted by MatMaul View Post
    - does HDMI audio works fine with those cards and open source driver ?
    no

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    Thanks, I'm sticking on nvidia blob for the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnonymousCoward View Post
    AFAIK no.



    yes



    no
    The HD 4x and HD 5x series should work with hdmi audio and the free driver. Just not the HD6x series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilfred View Post
    The HD 4x and HD 5x series should work with hdmi audio and the free driver. Just not the HD6x series.
    6x and 7x series Radeons do not support HDMI audio yet. Waiting for a code drop...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laughing1 View Post
    6x and 7x series Radeons do not support HDMI audio yet. Waiting for a code drop...
    I assume that's HD6xxx/7xxx ?
    Because the chips inside have a different numbering scheme (eg-my HD3200 Mobility =RS780M, IIRC)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibidem View Post
    I assume that's HD6xxx/7xxx ?
    Because the chips inside have a different numbering scheme (eg-my HD3200 Mobility =RS780M, IIRC)
    Yeah, I think that's what he meant. R600 and Evergreen have hdmi audio with the free driver. Northern and Southern Islands do not.

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    @MatMaul

    If your nv card is from series 9 you only need a spdif connector from board to card.

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