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Cheaper hdmi cables use the same bitset for transmiting ascii as well as data. This means that intsead of sending 1s and 0s, they use the letters I and O. This leads to increased power consumption, as the device has to decode full asci, and reduced color gamut.
Among the better brands, Monster cables have lower levels of atomic oxygen in the copper, which leads to reduced bitrot, and lower chance of hard drive crash due to blow-back.
I find that with Monster cables, gameplay is much more satisfying and rich. Many games have new gameplay options that are only possible to experience with the high fidelity of Monster cables - new paths that open up, more responsive AI. Cheaper cables simply can't maintain proper bit stability for the game code to function at its fullest.
I'm a chemical engineer - I know what I'm talking about.