Since this is a industry area, I would like to get some type of response as to why they choose to go this route. To me it is a huge step back from the robust design of the DVI cable. Over the last week, I noticed some issues with my TV and Cable box, hooked up via DVI with a NXG HDMI adaptor into the cable box. I started getting green sparklies off and on. Thinking is was the cable, I turned on my projector and it was clear. So I rattled the connector and the picture got even worse, and finally the handshake broke, so I got no picture. I had a monster adapter and swapped it, and volla it fired back up crystal clear. I looked at the adaptor and it appears to have bent due to the weight of the cable. So my question is, why was this not designed to have a better connection such as the DVI or something that would clamp down so it would not be as stressed. I just recently replaced my M1/DVI cable with a 35 foot Monoprice HDMI that is really thick and stiff, so I am now worried that over time it will either stress the connector, or worse yet the connector on my DVD player/ or PS3.