When local (national) retailers offered the D40 kit for the price of a Canon G9, I figured this is the time and I got one. The Camera is pretty intuitive, and I was able to get it out of the box and shooting in minutes without opening the manual. The one thing that was not working for me was the ability to view the images on my T.V. set via an AV input. First, there was no AV cord in the box (all of my Canons came with one). No problem, I thought, I'd just use one of the Canon cables. I plugged it in to the camera and set the T.V. to the standard AV setting I use with my canons...nothing. There was no signal, even though the camera's LCD did not come on, which is normal for AV output viewing. Now, I open the book and see that there is a Nikon cable required, the EG-D100. I figured that I'd have to get one the next time I was in town. Today, I was still trying to figure out why it was not working and then I had an idea. The Canon camera has video with audio, so there are two connectors to the T.V., yellow for video, and black for mono audio. I had the yellow plugged into the yellow input to my T.V. as it is always used with the Canon, and the black left dangling since I only shoot photos. I took the yellow plug out of the T.V. input, plugged the black audio input into the T.V.'s yellow (video) input and hooked up the Nikon D40...There were the photos in glorious color on my T.V. Nikon inverted the signal output. So, if you get a Nikon D40 camera, and you already own a digicam that you view on your T.V. via an AV cable, you don't have to buy a Nikon cable. At least for Canon users, just plug the audio (black) into the video input on your television.