When I initially heard of the PSN outage, I thought it would be no big deal for me. After all, I don't play a lot of multiplayer or online games on that system. For that matter, it's been awhile since I've played any games on the PS3. Most of the time I'm just using it for... oh... right... Netflix.
Why there is any reason for me to log into PSN to use Netflix is beyond me. For some reason it's required, but at the same time content will still load in the background even if I don't log in. I found that out myself on accident today, while trying to cancel the login and get back to the PlayStation menu (a process which in itself is annoyingly painful).
So, is there any way to actually use Netflix on the PS3 without having to log in to PSN? I imagine there might be some means of doing it through rooting the system or other similar hacks. However, I'd much rather avoid this as it is quite probable that Sony will eventually ban such devices from the network. (Though I don't often use it for much other than Netflix, I'd still rather not lose it.) So, I would like an answer that provides the simplest, most "legal" method available if there is one.