No auto bitsetting but you can bitset for +R.
It burns very well on all the media I use (see below).
Take some time and read up here. It will tell you all you need to know.
Also, if the one at The Chief link above is Retail, then the retail and OEM have the same faceplate, at least for the black. My OEM is identical.
My guess is you need to see the box to get Retail.