What does it mean in the press release when it refers to the M500 being available at Radio Shack "through the end of the year". Is that different from "available now"? The implication seems to be that something happens in the New Year and it's not available thereafter.
Also, can this be purchased direct from Roku and, if so, what sort of availability are we looking at (when)?
I love my M2000 Roku but have some (initial) feedback on the M500. Frankly, I am looking for a low cost way to potentially but a bunch of these devices in various rooms. However, the M500 doesn't seem different enough to the M1000. It's smaller and has an inferior display (is that correct?) - but it's only $50 cheaper. Given Best Buys current discount there would appear to be no reason to go with the M500 right now and, even after that Best Buy deal ends (if it does), I'd still like to see a real simple, "packaged" unit for somewhere around $150 retail. I think a few bucks could possibly be saved by dropping the support for the digital audio.