Originally Posted by js22
So my question at this point : Is there an actual way to fix (as opposed to work around) the problem ?
The only fix is for the driver to work properly. The reason there needs to be a workaround is because the driver doesn't currently function properly. Hopefully the bug filed earlier in this thread will (eventually) get this problem resolved. FWIW, until the 9xxx series came out the 8xxx worked just fine (the 8xxx series had other issues, but it was able to display 1920x1080i w/o the need for a custom modeline).