It burns and plays Bluray, not just DVD. HDDVD burners are going to be few and far between. Bluray is more PC-capable and will be more popular. Nice to see the prices are dropping, these things were $1000 less than a year ago.
you can hook it up and it will recognize it. However you will need to be in bootcamp and running xp or vista. Kind of alot of a pain to go through to watch it on your mac since, as someone mentioned above, you can get players cheaper now. $199 steady for HD-DVD players and some as low as $99 at times. Still a grand for the dual players though.