Okay, so the new video iPod (which you can tell that I love) has a proprietary video-out cable. Meaning, if you want to play your videos from your iPod onto your TV, you have to use Apple's $20 cable.
Except, as it turns out, no you don't.
You can use any camcorder AV cable you have on hand. (see the picture above; the key is those three black stripes on the plug) It seems all Apple did to make its cable "proprietary" was reverse the red and yellow plugs!
Those magnificent bastards...
Just switch those when you plug in and you're good to go and twenty bucks richer.
See the O'Reilly MacDevCenter for the original story and step-by-steps.