I currently have 2 HDMI cables. One goes from the Sony BDP to the TV and the other goes from the recently upgraded high definition Directv box [which BTW DOES have better sound, compared to the standard DTV box]. I see now that they have high speed HDMI cables and HDMI cables going into the hundreds of dollars. Since I'm new into the HT crowd [on a 2 channel setup, SparkyIII], I need to know what you already know. That said, help me out.
If I do spend extra dollars on a HDMI cable upgrade, should I expect any kind of a performance boost in terms of sound?
My dad told me once that HDMI cables do not make a difference whatsoever after reading endlessly about these things about 3 or 4 years ago. Well, the audiophile in me has got me curious. It makes perfect sense to me that if just one IC can make or break my rig in so many told and untold ways it's ridiculous.....that maybe an HDMI cable can do the same thing with the sound. Tell me what you know or have observed. Teach me, I need to learn from the folks that know.
School is now in session and I'm all ears.