Well.... I just purchased the LG GGC-H20L retail @ my local frys for 99.00
It plays both Blu and HD-dvd. It came with free Cyberlink software to play both formats.
I don't own much of either movie formats, but I played them both on it w/ Cyberlink and I do-not have any issues. It is very, very quite and simple install my Win XP sp3.
It also plays and burn dvd & CD-r +/-/RW
I like the LG over my recently purchased SAMSUNG SH-S223Q; which is 2x Winner of Customer Choice Award - CD / DVD Burners from NEWEGG. Since I can compare the Samsung is much louder when playing dvd movies. The LG is like S-T-E-A-L-T-H
Oh as for the OEM vs. Retail.
OEM is just the drive (at least that's what it was when I got my samsung) no hardware / sata cable ect..ect.
The retail comes with all the goodies. I would get the retail if I was you, well...... as long as your not going to pay over $10-$20 more over OEM.
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