There are still some supposedly knowledgable people, like Terry Paullin of WSR among others, who feel there is a reason to buy the much more expensive hdmi cables (and pretty much everything else) than the "...$14 HDMI cables". He did write something I do agree with. "All things in balance, folks". I wouldn't use a $14 cable with a $10,000 display but I wouldn't use a $200 HDMI cable with a $500 32" tv either. For most of us, a $25 Monoprice, or a BlueJeans cable for a little more, is more than adequate. Buy an HDMI cable the same way you buy anything else. Just look for what appears to be good video shielding, quality ends and an over-all high quality feel to it. If it looks to be a little bit better than you think you need then it probably will be. If it looks a bit cheap but it's quite a few bucks cheaper then don't complain if it doesn't live up to it's stated specs. There very well could be a difference in mega-buck HDMI cables over the less expensive ones, who the hell really knows, but I doubt anyone could actually see it, especially with our modest level of equipment.