Well, I've got it (sort of) working now.
I've no s/pdif
and no overscan
on my TV (i.e. black borders). The s/pdif is probably a settings/alsa problem which I may address at some point in the future. My audio card works just fine in Suse 10.3 w/ s/pdif Dolby Digital coax etc., etc.
But the overscan problem.... I had that too in the beginning w/ Suse 10.3 and Compiz (i.e. xgl). Turns out the tv-out support by Nvidia itself (still) sucks big time (no overscan!). I still have to use the old brilliant freeware 'nvtv' utility
to get proper TV out. However, ye'ol nvtv gives a segmentation fault error w/ the latest Nvidia driver. And the old Nvidia driver does not work anymore w/ Suse10.3/Xorg7.2. So on my "other" mediacenter partition (i.e. Suse10.3) I have to reboot and set Suse to use the open source NV driver. Then TV out works perfectly.
So to make a long story short: does Kubuntu/Linux work w/ old Nvidia or the NV driver? And if so, does anybody know if it is possible to set LinuxMCE to use 'nvtv'
for TV out? That way LinuxMCE will fill my entire TV screen.