If you’ve already splashed out on the huge flat-screen tv, a state-of-art Blu-Ray player, and a satellite dish with a monthly subscription that brings with it hundreds of channels,
then it probably seems like it’s a small price to pay for HDMI cables.
But, this is exactly the mentality that gets people to pay for this
habitually over-priced bit of technological excess. The truth, as our
infographic points out, is that there is absolutely no difference
between the cheapest and most expensive HDMI cables, at least over shorter runs. If you’re wiring an entire house, you may find these cables to be worth it.
To understand why you shouldn’t pay extra, you need to understand the difference between analog and digital. With analog cables, the signal
degrades, with digital cables such as HDMI, it either works or it
doesn’t. The signal doesn’t degrade any more than your JPEGs degrade
when you put them on a thumb drive.