So, as soon as I got my board I tried setting it up using HDMI and it didn't work. I immediately jumped to many conclusions, leaving out the factor of operator error. Of course it ended up being my fault as VGA works and HDMI works when I use my SD card loaded with RaspBMC, but I just can't get HDMI to work with the Raspbian build. I read the section on setting up HDMI, I booted with both VGA and HDMI cables connected to my tv (running on VGA), I ran the command "tvservice -m CEA" or something along those lines and I got back a few options. The best sounding one to me was 720p at 60hz A.K.A. mode 4 (maybe 5). So, I put in my config.txt:
as suggested by the page on HDMI setup (this is from memory so it may be wrong, I just put in what the page on HDMI suggested). I ran this and I still can't get any output. Is there something I'm missing? Is there another way to force output through HDMI? Also, when I tried this configuration I could no longer connect through VGA, so it is doing something.
I have no experience with this sort of thing so try not to be too harsh. Thanks in advance.
Also, what would be better for doing things like programming, 720 progressive or 1080 interlaced? I know the basic difference, but which looks better for that sort of thing?