In this blast from the past we are featuring this DirecTV commercial from 2006 with Jessica Simpson. In this commercial touting the quality of DirecTV’s HD channels, Jessica proclaims:
You’re just not going to get the best picture out of some fancy big-screen TV without DirecTV. It’s broadcast in 1080i. I totally don’t know what that means, but I want it.
Unfortunately, this statement was untrue. At the time you could get HD programming as good as, if not better than what was available on DirecTV from DISH Network, local cable outlets, and even via free over the air broadcasts. The commercial was removed from the airwaves in 2007 when Time Warner Cable filed a lawsuit disputing the claims of better HD quality.