NETFLIX CONNECTIVITY PROBLEM SOLVED:
Sorry if posting a reply to nothing is not the way to get some hopefully helpfull information out on a fix I did with my Pany 500.
FYI: my 500 suddenly would not connect to Neflix. It had been working just fine for the 2 months or so that I have owned this player. To make a long story short, I went throught the contact Netflix exercise, and my service provider "frontiernet.net". The latter shuffled me around like a hot potatoe because my questions were above their experience/knowledge. However, the 2nd pass-off clued me into the website "portforward.com". I have not checked it out yet, but supposedly information on reconfiguring your modem for better throughput for gaming and download (Netflix) apps.
Anyway, hacking throught the various 500 screens did not provide any errors, just the I.P.s, connectivity tests all passed, etc.
So when I was satisfied my service was OK, I deactivated the 500 player's Neflix connection. I had to do this several times before finally getting the activation screen. As you know the pop-up alpha-numeric is a real pain in the xxx way to punch in the email and password for Netflix. But I reactivated, and wow-la, I have Netflix streaming again.
Netflix gave me the deactivation sequence. Find the arrow key pad with the "Keys" button. Here it is:
When the Netflix connection times out, you should see a gray pop-up. Do the following:
Use the following steps to deactivate the Netflix application on your Panny 500:
1. Launch the Netflix application.
2. Using the arrows on your controller, enter the following sequence:
o Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up
3. Select Deactivate.
4. Select Yes to confirm.
5. Select OK after a message reports that the device has been deactivated.
o This may take up to a minute.
6. The application will display a red screen for few seconds and then return to the "Are you a Netflix member?" page.
o Note: You must reactivate at this point without quitting the application for the deactivation to take effect.
Next time, I will not hesitate to deactivate/reactivate. I hope this does not become common place. I suspect the Panny 500 lost its mind. But it offers no clue as to what email and password it is currently trying to log into Netflix with. So this is a guess.