I posted this on the forum that they host so that they would have the opportunity to respond directly. I don't understand, either they have killed it or it not. I will buy one if they plan to sell them, if not I'll have to find another solution.
Many Photobridge owners have tried that ploy over the past two years - posting conjectures/scenarios/whatevers that might subtly goad Roku into a response that is - and most will have either found more worthy solutions, or come crawling back with their tails between their legs...
The truth is: if you want an easy to setup and install Network Media Player that works flawlessly with whatever media you throw at it... There ain't one!! All the other possible alternatives have some failing or drawback or annoyance that makes them as much of a pain in the derriere as the Roku.
If you are going to look at alternatives to the Roku, you'd better understand what you may be forced to deal with from the competition... which means many hours of forum trawling, learning the facts and implications of things like HDMI, Blu-Ray, HD-DVD etc, etc... as they all will play a part in how well the alternatives end up working.
The main reason that I'm about to give up on the Roku (will get a XBox360 when they're on sale in Australia) is the "one step forward - two steps back" capabilities that each OS revision has provided. I understand that this isn't necessarily Roku's fault; however, I can't be expected to wait for over 2 years to have functionality that is clearly advertised as available with the PB1000/1500.
The biggest favour you can do to yourself, your hip-pocket, your sanity and your viewing/listening pleasure... is determine very, very, very carefully exactly what it is you expect the Network Media Player you purchase to be capable of without fail. If you expect High Definition video playback of PAL, then the Roku won't end up making you happy.
What is becoming evident, is the change in mood of early adoptors of HD media devices, from the bouyant enthusiasm and belief that the manufacturers were bound up in the same philosophy that we were, of giving to the masses HD that is truly easy to setup and use as well as ubiquitous. You may notice that the mood is now markedly different for those early HD adoptors, because the manufacturers true colours are now becoming very plain to see.