I returned all the HDMI cables I bought and will never use them again. The companies (Best Buy, Circuit City) are price gouging making even trying this stupid standard a $300 affair (cables start at $40 per, and go to $200+). I bought a Sony receiver and hooked up the DVD to the receiver, no audio, had to use a separate cable. LAME. HDMI out through receiver from HDTV cable didn't work either, had to go back to optical component. I tried TWO (2) Sony receiver and HDMI is as far as I can tell: NEVER works with audio, barely works with receivers, and if someone uses a component IN and HDMI OUT or vice versa, nothing works as it should.
This is a sad, pathetic DRM infected standard that is basically worthless, and I will work tirelessly both in real life and on the internet to expose this non-working standard this is the WORST piece of crap rip off standard I have ever seen in my life - concerned more with securing digital signals than delivering working content and audio. These cables are probably inferior to shielded component video and optical audio anyway with these flimsy thin wires.
Thank the powers that be we PC users can still rip and burn whatever we want, DRM fails and this crap will fail to stop it, and we have things called standards, e.g., PCI, where when you want to play ball we use things like TCP/IP and PCI STANDARDS that anyone can implement. Consumer electronics are crap, this standard is crap, and this whole thing is a scam. Sad.