Most of us know that big-box HDMI cables are generally not worth any more than the packaging they come in, but yet they can cost in some cases hundreds of dollars. Sure, it’s shady, but snake oil A/V cables are nothing new. Gary over at HD Guru just posted a fantastic article where he goes into the different schemes used by cable manufacturers to trick consumers into believing they need a certain type of HDMI cable. It’s worth 5 minutes of your time if nothing else as ammo next time you take your mom HDTV shopping.
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