Computer for downloading movies

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doogdoog

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Aloha,
I want to build a computer strictly to download movies from my cable company (Oceanic) and was wondering what
type of MB, cpu, ram amount, etc would be needed. Do I need a lot of ram? What brand and type of mobo? What would be
a good cpu (I prefer Intel). I know this is kind of vague but I just need some good suggestions.

Mahalo,
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If litterally all you're using the system for is downloading the movies, then specs are fairly irrelevant.

Practically any PC built in the last few years will be perfectly fine for simply downloading (although HDD space is more of an issue).
 

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Are you sure they offer downloading and not streaming? What quality are the movies? Where will the computer be used? Connected to a TV? In a media center cabinet? In a living room? Office?
 

doogdoog

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Aloha,
Thanks for the replies and I may not have used the correct term downloading, or streaming. What I want to do is copy
a movie like how a vcr does. I want to set a timer so I will be able to copy a movie to my hdd and then either burn it to a dvd
or keep it on the hdd. I noticed that when I try to watch utube the movie sometimes stops until it loads more so I was wondering
if more ram was needed or a faster processor.

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To be able to "record" cable TV broadcasts, you need a computer with a TV tuner that is compatible with your service and hardware, and then you need to configure Windows Media Center to work with the tuner and channel guide.

YouTube is a video streaming service that isn't anything at all like "VCR" kind of functionality. What you're describing is buffering which is most likely due to your internet connection speed.
 

doogdoog

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Aloha,
Thanks for the reply and would the buffering affect recording the TV broadcasts to my hdd?

Mahalo,
doogdoog
 
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