I don't think that there is a real difference between a gold connector and a regular one, since the connection is digital it's either there or it's not. You can get a good cheap HDMI cable from the online Apple store. It's about $20 and also is gold, just in case you wanted peace of mind.
Thanks, I will check it out.. so there is a difference just not a great difference?
I am new to the whole HD TV and cord stuff I just got my HD tv and researched the cords and stuff and found HDMI was the best bet and found out gold and regular and couldnt get a clear difference between the two.
There is a difference between gold and other connectors. whether its worth the cost difference is up to you. Because gold is more conductive and offers less electrical resistance it will improve picture quality however if you buy a "cheap" hdmi cable the video quality will be reduced. There is little difference between a well made hdmi cable and a gold cable, however if you are looking at cables in the same price range, definitely pick the gold cable.