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AmazonBasics and MonoPrice are the dominant ones so far.
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Its a placebo effect.
Fact: I bought an inexpensive 25 ft HDMI cable to feed my 63" plasma hanging above my fireplace. I needed the length to feed through my cable management system. It was incapable of the required bandwidth to lock onto a 1080p signal and carry high resolution audio at the same time.

Fact#2: I bought a nicer HDMI cable and all problems were solved.
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Fact: I bought an inexpensive 25 ft HDMI cable to feed my 63" plasma hanging above my fireplace. I needed the length to feed through my cable management system. It was incapable of the required bandwidth to lock onto a 1080p signal and carry high resolution audio at the same time.

Fact#2: I bought a nicer HDMI cable and all problems were solved.
Not all HDMI cables are the same.... there are quality differences. However, these differences usually do not matter at shorter runs.

That being said.... price is not always directly related to quality.
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Back when I used to do high-end A/V work, expensive cables generally just meant that they worked, and had a great guarantee on them. We never sold out customers Monster because we knew how full of crap they were, even back then. Of course, quality of the connecttions mattered a lot back then too. S-Video, for example, could be found in cheap or extremely expensive ranges. Usually the step up from cheap was the best.

That said, I don't think that's as true these days, especially since HDMI's connector isn't as finicky as S-Video was.
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didn't know the PS3 could output audio through HDMI. Can someone show me how to set this up on the familys' PS3? I have only figure out that you require either analog or SPDIF.
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didn't know the PS3 could output audio through HDMI. Can someone show me this?

What do you mean?
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What do you mean?
Our reciever will not recongize the PS3 HDMI as an audio source, nor does the TV. We have to use either analog cables or spdif. I don't know how they got audio to work through the PS3.

:\\
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You may think HDMI is overpriced.
But Optic cables aren't free from the stupid market either...


http://cablemountain.com/Gold-Plated...t-metal-casing

That's right; GOLD plated optic cables...

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Our reciever will not recongize the PS3 HDMI as an audio source, nor does the TV. We have to use either analog cables or spdif. I don't know how they got audio to work through the PS3.

:\\
Is your TV HDCP compatible, and does it support HDMI 1.1+?
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Whenever the crazy sales people try to tell me how their ridiculously overpriced cables will improve image quality, rather than try to argue (it's pointless), I tell them I don't want "improved image quality".
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Our reciever will not recongize the PS3 HDMI as an audio source, nor does the TV. We have to use either analog cables or spdif. I don't know how they got audio to work through the PS3.

:\\
hmm that's odd, it works just fine on my PS3. Have you manually set your audio output on your PS3 to HDMI. My guess would be something isnt enabled.
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