I first posted this on its own thread, since it seemed too specific to post on this thread. The moderator locked the thread. Sorry.
"I just bought a new Samsung BD-P 1590, and hooked it up. First impressions: cheapo build quality, crappy remote (weak signal, flimsy buttons), OK blu-ray picture ( but not as good as my PS3).
I've tried streaming Netflix, and was pleasantly surprised at the PQ. However, a problem has appeared. On a couple of different shows, the stream will simply freeze, without any error message, or any attempt to re-buffer. Other programs have played without event.
The only fix I've tried has been to stop playback, and then restart. This has not fixed the error; the video will back up a minute or two, restart, and then freeze again, sometimes at the prior freeze point, others a bit further into the video.
After posting this, I powered up the Samsung box again, and went back to two of the offending programs, which played back flawlessly. I don't remember specifically whether I powered off the unit when trying to correct the problem earlier (probably not), but I'm posting this in case anyone else has the same problem.
Problem solved...for now, at least.