Wow thanks for the information, but I respectfully disagree with a couple of things you stated.
HDMI is not stated to being CAT6e, its technical wire makeup is the same spec
I was responding to the gentleman who stated it has NO twist or shield.
There are 2 strands of wire, not two pairs as I stated before, that are added to more expensive cables as a redundancy for data transfer, and to add strength to the cable. this is not to be confused with the nylon or plastic strands in place also for strength. I've had a cable cut open due to the connector getting crushed from carelessness on the job-site. Will all have this, no, but I've see it with my own eyes
Gold plating is not a gimmick, it is proven to provide better continuity.
In your statement
the BJC Series 1 cable, which is arguably one of the best cables available, only costs about 3 times as much. Paying more than that is a waste of money.
Further proving that a more expensive cable is technically better.
Lastly, (i saved the best for last) a HDMI cable other than having a Ethernet channel has not change to prevent a global spec change. so an older cable will function and connect exactly the same as a old one, unless your attempting to use Ethernet obviously. Essentially I meant, and should have been more clear, that a end user will not notice any physical or performance difference in a cable bought in 2002, or one purchased yesterday.
I just sighed up to this site and rather enjoy the extensive knowledge the users like yourself have, I thank you for taking the time to correct me. You seem to be extremely knowledgeable and passionate about A/V, and I hope to have further discussions and exchange of info in the future
This is my first time on a forum (I know sad). I've gotten info, but never signed up and been apart of the community.
Let the information exchange continue, I'll see you around the forums!