I'm guessing that Sony's trying to cut costs at every chance they get so if you plan on getting the $600 PLAYSTATION 3 bundle, you won't be getting HDMI cables
(Click on What is HDMI?) with it. I, for one, don't see this as that big of a deal as you can find cheap HDMI cables from a few places. You can spend upwards of $100 on one, but in my experience my $13 cable works just fine. It does seem a little cheap that Sony won't be putting the cable in there though but I wouldn't put it past them to sell a Sony PS3 branded HDMI cable.