mine works without trying anything , sony was hoping that they would all correct themselves when it hit 4.00pm pacific time and it looks like it worked . i bet Sony is breathing a sigh of relief it did.
I don't think it will necessarily happen next year, it didn't have a problem last year or the year before after all? I hope Sony tells us what the issue was.
For me, the only fall out is that all my manual recordings from PlayTV have been ruined. I had set up weekly recordings and since the date got changed to some time in the future, they have generated error reports for all of the 20+ weeks they were scheduled for! It's not quick to go through and delete the errors and reschedule the recordings! Bugger!