I was going to get a drive for the PC but found out I'd need a new video card for the HDCP, which would mean upgrading my aged PSU.
Or you could get AnyDVD HD and just skip the HDCP crap altogether. http://www.slysoft.com/en/anydvdhd.html
Frankly I think it's overpriced, but it does work as promised for me.
On a side note, I imagine we'll see at least one standalone Blu-Ray player at or under $200 on Black Friday. You can already find them around $230 (specifically the Samsung BD-1500, although the Sony BDP-S350 is around $260).