I have always bought high quality audio and video cables. I just purchased a Toshiba DLP 50inch HDTV and want the picture to look the absolute best it can. I was ready to drop $150 on an HDMI cable but from Monster Cable but thought that was a ridiculous price for it. I am about to stick with the HDMI cable that came with my HDTV DirecTV receiver and save some money. What do you guys think? Is there really a difference in quality between a $17 and $150 cable or is it a complete waste of money?