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post #11761 of 14551
This section is WAY too biased toward PS/2. Especially the bit about having support for a mode in one sentence and then in the next saying nobody supports it.
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PS/2 or USB?
PS/2 wins on three fronts: First, it supports full n-key rollover. Second, PS/2 keyboards aren't polled, but are completely interrupt based. And third, it is impossible for it to be delayed by the USB bus being used by other devices. There are two types of USB transfer modes - the interrupt transfer mode (USB polls keyboard, when key is sensed the USB controller sends the interrupt to the CPU), and the isochronous transfer mode, which reserves a certain amount of bandwidth for the keyboard with a guaranteed latency on the bus. Unfortunately, there are absolutely no keyboards made that use the latter, because special controllers would have to be used, thus making it cost prohibitive.
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post #11762 of 14551
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This section is WAY too biased toward PS/2. Especially the bit about having support for a mode in one sentence and then in the next saying nobody supports it.
It's biased towards ps/2, but it isn't wrong. Opinion is a big factor, and the guide has a right to have one . Remember- this is a GUIDE, not a wiki or encyclopedia article.

Also, you have to admit you are quite biased AGAINST ps/2 .
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post #11763 of 14551
USB 3.0 supports more power.

Too bad there are no USB 3.0 keyboards.
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post #11764 of 14551
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USB 3.0 supports more power.

Too bad there are no USB 3.0 keyboards.
More power?




^ Razer USB 3 keyboard user of the future.
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post #11765 of 14551
PS/2 keyboards are supposed to be faster.

Too bad nobody has ever seen the difference.
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post #11766 of 14551
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Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
In terms of soldering equipment, $100 is rather cheap for a solder station.

Most people don't have quiet the practice to handle some of the smaller jobs with the cheaper irons.


Though for a Cherry MX-Switch, as long as your hand is steady, the iron shouldn't be a huge concern.
True, but not for your average person. By cheap I mean the $20 ones you get at an electronics store with no adjustments or anything. Most people start out with one of those which is as it should be.

I started out with one of those and my first few attempts at soldering were a complete mess. That was because I was taking too long and the solder wasn't sticking. Just get some extra flux, that would've fixed the problems I was having. All he really needs is some desoldering braid, solder, and a cheap iron. Flux is optional, it will make it easier if the solder isn't sticking (i.e. you do like I did my first couple times and take a long time so all the flux from the solder is gone). You don't need a good iron to change one switch.

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PS/2 keyboards are supposed to be faster.

Too bad nobody has ever seen the difference.
OH RLY??!?!?!?!?!?

)Q@*(M>TN%<REY^FDCGVBUJ&IP?_SHXL

THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPED OVER THE LAZY...........

^Try THAT over USB. noob.

Lol. /sarcasm
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This section is WAY too biased toward PS/2. Especially the bit about having support for a mode in one sentence and then in the next saying nobody supports it.
It's all accurate information and you are saying there is a bias because it conflicts with your opinion?

I fail to see what is wrong there besides a conflict of opinions. PS/2 is a better choice if the option is available. If you buy a keyboard like the Noppoo Choc, Realforce, HHKB, or others; and USB is your only option, then use it and be happy that you have a keyboard which is nice to type on.
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It's all accurate information and you are saying there is a bias because it conflicts with your opinion?

I fail to see what is wrong there besides a conflict of opinions. PS/2 is a better choice if the option is available. If you buy a keyboard like the Noppoo Choc, Realforce, HHKB, or others; and USB is your only option, then use it and be happy that you have a keyboard which is nice to type on.
Or be like me and find one with ps/2!
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Or be like me and find one with ps/2!
And thus pay out all orifices for it
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post #11770 of 14551
I am saying only NKRO is an observable benefit. So only one out of three statements is correct.

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PS/2 or USB?
PS/2 wins on three fronts: First, it supports full n-key rollover. Second, PS/2 keyboards aren't polled, but are completely interrupt based. And third, it is impossible for it to be delayed by the USB bus being used by other devices. There are two types of USB transfer modes - the interrupt transfer mode (USB polls keyboard, when key is sensed the USB controller sends the interrupt to the CPU), and the isochronous transfer mode, which reserves a certain amount of bandwidth for the keyboard with a guaranteed latency on the bus. Unfortunately, there are absolutely no keyboards made that use the latter, because special controllers would have to be used, thus making it cost prohibitive.
I'm finding it difficult to make recommendations for technical corrections in this 11788 post thread.
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