Progressive scan, also known as non-interlaced, is a modern display technology that allows lines to be shown on a screen from top to bottom, illuminating it up completely. Unlike traditional analogue TVs, which illuminated half of the lines at once, progressive technology presents each video frame with sequentially arranged lines. Almost all contemporary monitors and TVs come with progressive scan technology, with the highest recommended format being 2160p or 4K.
The format of progressive display technology is identified by the letter “p” in the resolution number, such as 1080p, indicating that 1080 lines are shown sequentially for every video frame. Higher resolutions, such as 4K, have 2160 lines shown in a progressive sequence, producing a sharper and smoother display without interlacing lines.
What is progressive scan?
Progressive scan is a display technology that illuminates every line on a screen in a sequential order, producing a sharper and smoother display without interlacing lines.
What is meant by “p” in LCD TVs and monitors?
The letter “p” in the resolution number, such as 1080p, indicates that 1080 lines are shown sequentially for every video frame. It refers to progressive scanning, as opposed to interlaced scanning.
Is a TV with progressive scan better than one with interlaced scan?
Yes, a TV with progressive scan is better than one with interlaced. Progressive scan produces a sharper and smoother display, without artifacts that interlacing may produce.
Progressive scan is a display technology that produces a sharper and smoother display by illuminating each line in a sequential order. It is becoming the standard for contemporary TVs and monitors, with 4K being the highest recommended format. Progressive scanning produces a better display quality than interlaced by avoiding visual artifacts such as interlacing lines.