I need my HD1000 to be more stable.
I'm using the latest beta.
If I reboot the computer I have music shared on, I have to reboot the HD1K.
Maybe go into the GUI setup and disable/enable a share, but I've not had to reboot mine if I rebooted the computer.
If I run a third party program like SlimRoku or Sonica and it crashes, I have to reboot the HD1K.
I don't use either, so no experience there. But I DO use 3rd party programs LiveSpy, Mplay, WeatherSix, and others every day and not had your experience. IF something crashes, I telnet in and just kill the offending processes.
If I leave the HD1K on for a day or so, I have to reboot it.
I never turn mine "off". If I'm not actively using it to play something, I run either LiveSpy or WorldClock round the clock.
The firmware is pretty beta and these shortcomings should be addressed or open source the code and let the rockstar third party developers continue where you either can't or won't.
Can't deny I'd like to see Roku put some attention to releasing a solid 2.0 (or whaever version they want to call it) firmware.