Those Expensive HDMI Cables

Gizmo's Freeware - If you're thinking of buying a new TV, games console etc, you'll also probably be needing a HDMI cable to hook it up to your TV or monitor.  But look online, or indeed in any shop, for such a cable and the variety of prices are bewildering.  As I write this, Amazon.com will sell me a basic 2 metre cable for $5.99.  Or I can choose a "better" cable for anything up to $1494.75.  What surprises me most about the $1400 cable is that Amazon "only" has 3 left in stock.  

Do people actually buy these things?  Are they worth the money?  Is the picture quality any better?  Has anyone actually done some comparative tests?

Actually, someone has actually done some tests.  And no, the expensive cables don't perform noticeably better than the bargain-priced ones.
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