They talk about people experimenting with the new HD-DVD add on for the 360. Apparently it can hook up to any PC with ease and if you have XP or Vista you can access the file system and play HD movies.
So $200 bucks right now can get you a working HD-DVD player.
That special edition looks crazy (saw it while at Target). It has a book, a musical score (which is kinda funny when you buy it with the game that has the score and therefore you haven't heard the music in the game yet) and other crazy stuff.