I feel like a maroon after buying cables from big-box retailers for years. I have a pretty deep cable wiring system and after upgrading to an HDTV I used the existing cables I had, which didn't have many problems. However two certain channels in HD (my CW and MyNetworkTV stations) were unable to come in because they were placed on channel 99, which is infamous for interference with lower quality cables. I had tolerated it for months and after a purchase of an alleged high-quality cable from Wal-Mart that didn't bring in any signal whatsover, I gave up.
Then "Life UneXpected" came on the CW. So where I could tolerate spotty service with my CW HD channel when it just had on 10 year-old sitcom reruns and 90210, I had to record this show and I had to make sure that the cables carrying my HD content would work on every channel, 24/7, no matter what so I didn't get an hour of blankness. Thankfully I have an all-digital cable system, so I needed more 'it just works' quality than analog 'I need it clear' quality.
I kept hearing Patrick and Robert on "HD Nation" keep talking about Monoprice and their reasonable prices and quality. Having trusted them both since the TechTV days, I decided to take the plunge and bought three of these cables, not expecting much because if it didn't work, I was only out $3 apiece.
The cables are thick in quality, and very high quality for the price. I no longer have any interference problems and I will probably use these cables for years to come, along with now, Monoprice, who has made a very satisfied customer out of me.