reply to IowaCowboy
Re: HDMI cables Unless your HDMI devices actually support Ethernet transfer via HDMI then it doesn't really matter. Support for Ethernet over HDMI didn't come along until version 1.4 of the HDMI spec.
I have several $2-3 HDMI cables in use here and they work just fine. IIRC, I got 3 for $6, including shipping from Meritline. I also have a few from Monoprice that were very cheap, but only because I was already buying other, heavy items that covered most of the shipping charge.
There's enough HDMI spec info here: »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hdmi to give you a headache.