it could turn out ok, but when they're struggling to match the roku 2 years ago, I have my doubts. I see them joining Buffalo Tech in the list of failed replacements before someone makes a fully capable STB that will do the various mpg4 and wmv formats in addition to mpeg2 as the hd1000 does.
Struggling to match?
Since when has the Photobridge had full DVD menu support?
Interestingly, the "cute unicode bug" you referred to in your previous post was fixed in a firmware update that was released within hours (literally) of your post.
Personally, I reckon that says quite a lot about the relative level of support that the two companies give, have given, and will give, their respective products...