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For those that are interested, according to Joystiq, the PS3 was just rehacked:
http://www.overclock.net/software-news/1005658-js-sony-hit-2nd-attack-loses.html

So it might be down longer than anticipated, but I wanted to share I was watching South Park last night on Netflix on the PS3.

As an ex-QA guy for a completely unrelated industry, I quickly learned, a lot of errors can be caused by the button mashing "mentality." As a programmer we are familiar with this UI concept all to well.

Well for those that have you username & password saved to your PS3, this means you still might watch Netflix while the PSN network is down. It seems button mashing last night let me bypass the PSN login and use Netflix. While it did keep trying to force me to sign in, it eventually gave up as I am an expert button masher and the PS3 just couldn't handle it smile.gif



Its very simple:
Have your username & password saved or enter them in on the popup when Netflix loads.

Hit X or Enter, and you begin to sign in. Here you will get another dark window loading up and say one of two things: "The PSN Network is down for service." OR "An error has occurred." Either way you are good.

It will disappear for a second, you will see Netflix still loading in the background (slightly slower than normal.)

The sign in window will pop right back up saying you need to sign in. Repeat your user name, or button mash X to get through the windows if you have your username & password saved.

You will see the error message of your choice.

There is Netflix... still loading... You may see a loading bar at this point, maybe the red background, or various Netflix related menu stuff starting to load.

Usually you will get one more attempt to enter username and password. Go ahead an do it. It should give you one last error message, and then completely stop bothering you.

Apparently there is not much authentication necessary to actually run the application, perhaps just some verification and its done through the PS3 OS, and not the Netflix application. So therefore, if the OS/Service is having technical difficulties it doesn't seem to stop the application from running for the user. You just have to patiently get through the menus loading as it seems much slower than normal.

Note: If you cancel the sign in, instead of accepting the sign in (even though you know its down) it will not work.

I don't know if anyone else has posted this, just showing a little love to people since we have to deal with noobs out there ruining it for everyone else.


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Edited by RagingCain - 5/2/11 at 4:48pm
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Good thing I play on PC =)





EDIT: Grats on 2,000 posts btw
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Originally Posted by TheBigC;13357975 
Good thing I play on PC =)

EDIT: Grats on 2,000 posts btw

Hahaha, you noticed 2k before I did! Haha.

Yeah I started watching anime last month on Netflix, but I chainsawed my 800D a couple of days ago so I am at the mercy of my PS3 for entertainment, and well a PSP.

The PS3 is all setup for home theatre too, its a shame when I am watching crap on a netbook frown.gif
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has nothing to do with it being down longer... i figured out the netflix "bug" a couple months ago when Sony did some maintenance
EDIT:the rehack might tho
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has nothing to do with it being down longer... i figured out the netflix "bug" a couple months ago when Sony did some maintenance

Going to adjust the title, thats not what I meant smile.gif
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