Okay I've just spent a few days doing output enablement on -ati, since I got an rv730. I decided to try and get tv-out up and going again.
I've pushed a branch to the main xf86-video-ati repo called "atom-tvout"
Please test this on any r500 -> rv7xx cards if you are interested in TV-out support on this range in open source drivers.
It mostly uses atombios to set the cards up, with one exception for the scaler on the R500 cards which I'm discussing with ATI.
I've also added and tested DCE3.2 output support to master in the past day or two, I just need to add the official PCI IDs for all the rv7xx variants.