Only $0.05? Yes, I've tried many cables that are 3' or 6', including brands that you expect reasonably good quality from like Belkin and Monster, but I don't have any Monoprice HDMI cables around the house. When I use these cables with an ATI graphics card, they are HDCP compatible, but not when I'm using Sandy Bridge integrated graphics, and that is using the same inputs on the receiver and TV to do an apples-to-apples comparison. I just got a basic 15' HDMI cable, and now all of my HDCP headaches are gone. So in my experience, getting a longer cable fixed it.