It plays HD titles fine, they're just not in HD. Is your orange HD light illuminating?
i may be saying this too early, but the issue appears to be resolved... at least with netflix. I don't use amazon (the other streaming that had issues) so I wouldn't know about that, but netflix looks good. Thank you sony.
I just got an email from Hulu concerning the matter...
"Thanks for writing in! Unfortunately, we don't currently have support for any of Sony's TVs produced in 2009. We're constantly working with them to add support for these devices, but there is not an official timeline for support at this time."
So, I have no clue as to why Sony is showing Hulu Plus support with that update. I even chatted with Sony support and they were not aware of any update to 2009 models that gave Hulu Plus support.
I guess it's just wait and see.