So, it turns out that Apple has locked the video out option on the new iPods in such a way as to prevent it from working with older video accessories. This is a really bad move and stories like this one at iLounge deserve more attention.
I use the video out capability on my 5G iPod all the time. In fact, my MyVu glasses are my favorite iPod accessory of all time, ranking slightly above my Bose noise reduction headset. As it turns out, if I buy a new iPod, the MyVus won’t work with it.
Dumb move Apple.