The HDMI cable is about as versatile as a cat 6 cable, but it is a lot cheaper than an HDMI cable.

In fact, you can get an extension cable for $25 for a cat 5 cable and $30 for an extension for an HDMI.

So what makes an HDMI extension cable a bargain? 

First of all, it has a slightly higher input impedance than HDMI cable, which means that if you have a high-speed signal that you can connect to a video game console, you won’t have to worry about it interfering with the audio.

And it has an HDMI-compatible input so you can use your HDMI to stream video to a TV, even if it doesn’t support HDMI video at all. 

It also has a bit more room in the chassis. 

Unlike a cat cable, you don’t need to worry if the cable will stretch too far if you put it on your desk or a table, or if it will get in the way of other parts of your home.

And, unlike HDMI, there is a built-in monitor that you get with an extension. 

So if you’re looking for something a little more expensive, you could get an HDMI 1.4c extension cable at $18 on Amazon. 

The downside?

You’ll need to purchase an HDMI accessory, which is often $100 or more. 

While Cat 6 cables can be a bit bulky, it’s worth it to get an adapter if you want to use your TV to stream to your laptop or other computer.