Slaying the Cable Monster: Why HDMI Brands Don't Matter
For the vast majority of HDTV owners, a $5 HDMI cable will provide the same performance as a $100 one.
You've probably experienced this when shopping for a new HDTV: A store clerk sidles up and offers to help. He then points you toward the necessary HDMI cables to go with your new television. And they're expensive. Maybe $60 or $70, sometimes even more than $100 (You could buy a cheap Blu-ray player or a handful of Blu-ray discs for that price!). The clerk then claims that these are special cables. Superior cables.