Its been a while since I have had time to experiment with Ubuntu. I had Ubuntu 11.10 running on the kids desktop but was having dual head issues so decided to try kubuntu 12.04 and the dual head worked oob, sorta. It displays desperate resolutions for the TV and crt but TV seems to be in pal. It is the same with a ati or nvidia card. I am sure I can change this with xrandr but was hoping for a more permanent solution as the kids won't type the commands in.