I was talking to someone here locally doing a massive LED project, and he said he was using "MAX7219s" and I was like, I thought you need a shift registrers instead, because he was complaining that there was some kind of issue driving the LED's or not enough current..
So i took the 74hc595 path along with Toshiba's UNL2803 darlington transistor arrays, so I was confident enough to not have any "current issues"
So then is there an instance where a MAX7219 can only be used and the 74hc595? can not? and visa versa?