In my experience HDMI cables pass zeros and ones. so I dont think an expensive cable is any "better" I think the build quality can differ. Example, my nephew brought his 2 year over and like kids he seen a cable sticking out and pulled on it. He actually pulled the end out of a Monoprice hdmi cable. I know they have a lifetime warranty but I wasnt about to use it for this. However, if a 2year old can pull the end off while sitting on his butt. I dont wonder about cable build quality. Stop and think about this. He was seated and just pulled, NOT yanked and the cable fell apart.. makes you wonder what would happen if you were pulling your blu ray player forward and the cable got caught somewhere. hmmm, Just a thought.Could have been a fluke. so far my other monoprice cables are still intact.
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