OEM or Retail DVD burner

  Completealias 00:28 10 Jul 2005
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Hi there

Am going to buy the LG GSA4163 super multi drive and was wondering about OEM or retail.

I get that OEM will be just the drive no software or cables etc and the retail pack will have this but what about firmware updates?

Will an OEM drive be able to have its firmware updated?

Cheers all

  Belatucadrus 00:35 10 Jul 2005

"Will an OEM drive be able to have its firmware updated?"

No reason why not as the drive will be physically identical, the differences are as you've listed.

  User-312386 07:44 10 Jul 2005

No difference at all

Just no cables as you say

Firmware updates work no problem

  Stuartli 09:31 10 Jul 2005

No point in spending more money than you need to...:-)

  spuds 10:39 10 Jul 2005

I recently purchased an oem LG Combo unit, and on delivery it came with everything. Possibly a mistake by the retailer, but they said no!.

  SEASHANTY 10:50 10 Jul 2005

...and it still appears to be cheapest price at SVP
click here

  Completealias 15:39 10 Jul 2005

Thanks for that guys

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