Anyone have similar problems?
Edit: I performed a factory reset and reinstalled everything to no avail.
So I replaced the hdmi cable and all is well again. Apparently the cable was bad only when trying to play prime movie and tv streams. It worked fine with all xbmc stuff and everything else like games and apps. Maybe the hdmi cable is old 1.2 and not 1.4. At any rate, I'm glad it wasn't defective hardware.