I think this is a good move for Roku, for several reasons. Luckily for me, I purchased the Photobridge - not the Videobridge - so mine still does the job it was intented to do.
I'm very happy for you, I wish I had been as clever as you. Some of us based our purchasing decisions on the advertising copy, box description, and statements made Roku executives, rather than on the one word product name, and we feel cheated.
My real concern is not that they've cancelled the HD1000, I can think of several very positive developments that may arise as result, the problem is how they've treated their customer base. They repeatedly refered to the fact that the HD1K was going back on sale in "Summer 2006", as proof of their commitment to the product, a product for which the latest software revision is over a year late by their most pessimistic estimate. These assertions of commitment are all we've heard since November of last year, and they still haven't updated us as to when we can expect a final release of version two of the software.
Personally I think their behaviour is despicable, it's increasingly obvious that they hope that this will blow over, and that we will all leave in disgust, at which point they will erase the history and move on. In fact it's obvious that they had been hoping that we had already given up and moved on, I guess they took the recent silence in the forums as evidence that that had happened, and hence that it was OK to shaft us... They may well be right...
You did know that the only reason it wasn't called the "MediaBridge" was that that name was already taken, didn't you...
Dan "But carry on feeling smug" Smart