Got my drive today! It includes Cyberlink Highdef suite 1.0. Power dvd is included as part of that, haven't installed yet, but a quick check of the disc setup files indicates:
My sales rep confirmed they sold out of the first shipment in just over a day, glad I had preordered, although I had wanted to pick up a second one
Apparently they were the only retailer that got stock on the first shipment for Canada. Lots of other retailers listed it but none of them got any stock, or at least the ones I tried (tried to get a second drive for my projector setup, no dice...doh!). A second shipment should be coming in November some time although a post on their forum indicates they may get a small amount in next week. I'll have to rip apart my HTPC setup as I also picked up a CW02 case to go with the drive. Time to kick my Toshiba HD-DVD player to the curb where it belongs.
Soooo glad I didn't cave into buying an Xbox drive or one of those overpriced Toshiba HD-DVD rom drives that pop up on ebay every now and then when someone rips apart their HP Desktop.