I've been working through the ShiftOut tutorial, although the shift registers I have are the NTE74LS164 (I'd link to the datasheet but it won't let me, if you google 74ls164, it's the first result).
I understand from the tutorial the idea behind how the latch pin allows the register to understand the data pin in relation to the clock pin, but on my particular model, there's this clear pin and I have two serial input pins. I was trying to understand the timing diagram, but I'm still a little confused.
I was able to get the sample programs running on my circuit using only the clock pin and serial input A. Will I run into any problems not using the clear pin or the serial input B?