I've been reading through your very helpful reviews and polls since I've been trying to determine which DVD writer to buy. I'd originally though about a Pioneer and then an older version Samsung but think I'll look for the SH-S203N based on what I've been reading.
My question is this: I've seen several OEM versions for sale at good prices. I've gone to the Samsung site and downloaded the users guide, which is really just instructions on how to put it in. There is firmware there, but I think they are just updates.
Will I have a problem with the OEM version in terms of loading drivers onto a Windows XP platform or will XP already have the drivers?
Any other things I'll be missing out on in terms of the OEM versus retail version?
I can usually figure things out on my PC if I spend enough time on them, but right now I don't have a lot of time to "play around" with installing this and if buying the OEM version will create more of a headache, I'll look for the retail version.
Thanks for your input. I did try doing a search using keywords I thought would work, but didn't find anything (I was trying not to bug you with this as I know it's a newbie kind of question)