I've searched through these forums and couldn't find an answer. I just bought a used Roku HD1000 and I've managed to get it set up with my HDTV and got it to display pictures from a compact flash card. I've had no luck, however, updating the system software to v1.5.18 (or anything, for that matter). Loading the update.rok file to the base directory of two different compact flash cards and rebooting the HD1000 doesn't do anything. The Roku reboots with a blank screen for around a minute but doesn't seem to update anything. It seems to be the same reboot time as rebooting without a compact flash card installed. According to the setup screen my software level is currently "Deschutes version 1.0.9".
I also tried to update with v1.0.49 (which the Roku website says is the first released software) and would also appear to be newer than my version - but that doesn't work either. What's going on?
PS: Neither of my CF cards are Kingston - I read about that problem.
PPS: Also, I'm loading the compact flash cards with a firewire CF reader hooked up to my Mac running OSX 10.4.2. I'm also using the built-in OSX "unzipper" to unzip the downloaded files from Roku.