In years past, when you purchased a VCR or a DVD player, it would come with a video cable so that you could go home, connect your new player to your TV, and immediately start watching. It was usually a cheap combination audio/video cable – not very sturdy, but it would get the job done.
If you purchase a new Blu-Ray player today, however, you will find that not a single cable is to be found in the box. A high tech Blu-Ray player should really should at least come with an HDMI cable (High Definition Multi-media Interface, the preferred method of connecting any HD video source to a digital television).
A decent quality cable costs less than fifty cents to make. Are the manufacturers just getting cheap? Trying to cut corners?
Nope. They’ve stopped including cables because More...