like if you have the xbox 360, you are just able to use the add-on hd-dvd player without worrying about HDCP right? so why do I have to worry about it when using the add-on player with the computer?
errrr... it looks like it might just be cheaper and easier to get an xbox 360 with the add-on. The standalone hd-dvd players cost $500 anyhow, so xbox 360 = $300 + add-on drive = $150 for a total of $450. It's cheaper to go the xbox 360 route and you get a gaming console out of it too!