For the past few months I've been watching Netflix on other devices, but decided to give it a go again on my VT50. I hadn't had issues in the past, but now get a message that the app can't connect to the Netflix service. I've read a number of posts that lead me to believe this is at least a known problem, and is similar to one that has been experienced with the Panasonic BDT220 Blu-ray player (which I also have, but don't have this issue).
To troubleshoot, so far I've:
1. Confirmed the network setup is correct, and that everything else on the TV can access the LAN & WAN successfully; I've also reserved an IP address for the VT50.
2. Confirmed the Netflix app on three other devices, which are on the same LAN, can connect to the service without issue.
3. Deactivated the Netflix app on the VT50 numerous times using the Up, Up, Down, Down, etc. sequence.
4. Factory reset the VT50.
So far nothing has worked to fix this problem; I get the message that the app can't connect to the service almost immediately after starting it up, so haven't even been able to try and re-register the VT50 with Netflix. The error message I see when I go to the deactivation screen is: "NBP / 1 / Unable to connect to functioning local backend /".
Has anyone had this issue and fixed it? Any other recommendations or guidance would be great.