Better shielding and everything was a big deal with analog cables....but with HDMI it is almost non-existant. It is digital....so it either caries the signal or it doesnt...no real in-between like with analog. if the cable can carry the signal, then it will display a great picture...whether it be a 400 dollar monster cable or 50 dollar monoprice cable. I guess if you want to spend 200 extra bucks for piece of mind, thats your decision. Any cable can be faulty...and maybe the cheaper ones have a better chance of being faulty....but they ALL carry that digital signal the same way.