Good HDMI cables can even handle Ultra HD 4K / 1080p and 3D. They also have Ethernet and Audio Return Channel capabilities. Finally, good HDMI cables are durable and come with huge / lifetime warranty.
What you should know: Expensive HDMI cables offer no better perfoamance than affordable / cheap HDMI cables. You only want to make sure the cable can handle resolutions over 1080p.
The best affordable HDMI cable: Monoprice 6105 (Ultra HD 4K capability)
The second best affordable HDMI cable: AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable (better price fro Amazon prime members, works with Ultra HD 4K TVs, lifetime warranty)
The best affordable HDMI cable (longer) : Monoprice Select Active Series High Performance HDMI Cable (built-in circuitry that can work with devices at a distance)