Formerly the menu showing NetFlix episodes showed which have been watched or not watched by highlighting those that have been watched. This is no longer the case. It now shows all shows as having been watched. A PC shows the episode watched status correctly.
All shows, either watched or not watched, can be watched successfully on either a BDP-S570 or a PC.
The problem occurred with the last firmware update to the Sony BDP-S570 player, M04.R.787. This has been verified with Sony/Netflix. In other words, this feature has been removed from the latest release.
Suggest Sony/Netflix get together to resolve this issue, as this is totally unacceptable.
I have this same issue on my BDP-S370. I contacted Sony support and they claim the problem is with Netflix. Clearly that's not it (unless by that they mean that Netflix is responsible for supporting the app that's running on the Sony players, because as you said, the website is keeping track of the watched episodes, and I've got a friend with a Samsung that is not experiencing this issue).
There's a topic on this in the firmware section, too.
Suddenly the Netflix app on my BDP-S370 just stopped distinguishing between watched and unwatched TV show episodes, and it's really annoying. I already contacted support, and they claimed it was a Netflix issue (which I don't think is true, since the website shows it fine and I've got a friend with a Samsung player not experiencing this issue).
Sure it's minor, but it's a really annoying problem having to figure out where you left off on multiple shows.
OK, I stand corrected. I finally decided to call Netflix and see what they had to say about it. Once I explained the problem, she looked it up and confirmed it as a known issue that their engineers are working on. So apparently is it a Netflix issue and it should be fixed sometime (she could not provide an ETA).
Edit: that's funny, our posts crossed there by a few minutes.
I got Sony Blu-Ray BDP-S780 and I am having the same issue and happy to know that I am not alone in this issue. But is there a plan to update the Netflix menu on Sony Blu-Ray BDP-S780? Because it does not show all the genres it says 86/102 but there isn't up to 102 and is there even a possibility of a 5.1 surround sound plan? LPCM 2.0 is not that great. Please, Sony you guys use to be so great and on time with everything, I hope these changes will happen.