I have a HTPC running windows XP PRO and I want a change. I have seen that there are a few Linux distros designed specifically for multimedia use but I cannot get them to boot properly. I have an ASUS P4P800-VM motherboard, Audigy 2-ZS sound card with 7.1 surround speakers, and an ATI Radion All-In-Wonder card. But is seems that the piece of hardware that is causing the trouble is the 42inch plasma HDTV that I am using as a monitor. When I run a live CD everything seems to be loading but I end up with a completely blank screen at the end. My comp is connected with DVI at the video card and HDMI at the TV. So far the only distro that works at all is Ubuntu 6.06 (6.10 won't work either).

PLEASE HELP Before I break down and buy another Windows product!