Hmm.. will need to check if I have VGA port. I doubt it. I don't need to carry audio signal, as I route that separately from the mobo to the AVR. It's just that I like the HDMI - neat, compact, easy.
Another thing: why is it that I see the POST messages, the 'press key to continue' sort of thing, and the other BIOS related messages? The only thing that I don't see is what's between this and the Windows logo screen, ie., the dual-boot option screen. Earlier, when I had a single boot system (hooked up between the same graphics card and the same TV by the same DVI/HDMI cable), I never noticed that I missed any screen output.