I recently looked into getting my first HDMI DVD player and when I saw the retail prices of HDMI cables, I near fell over in the store! I am not paying $150 for a 2 meter cable. Thats almost as much as the player. I went online and found a couple other alternatives. On average, premium HDMI cables seem to be around $100, which is a lot better than $150, but still more than I'd like to spend. I found one place that has them for around $40, but they list the gauge of the wires inside as 30 gauge, where as the premium ones are around 24 gauge. The premium ones also boast how they have lower signal resistance, are subject to less interference, have gold plated connectors, etc. Now, I am fully aware of the technology involved in passing a high quality analog signal to a device, however, HDMI is purely digital. We're talking 1s and 0s here. With digital, you either get the signal or you dont. In my opinion, it doesnt matter whether you send it through a 0 gauge cable or a strand of 30 gauge wire, the signal either gets there or it doesn't, and then the device decodes the signal. Its not like a few 1s or 0s will be better 1s or 0s. of course, this is just how my logic is, and I wanted to be sure that is how it is in the real world. Assuming there is no break in the connection, what is the benefit from spending $150 on a Monster Cable HDMI wire, and a cheapo generic $35 one?