So, I tried all of the tips online - reset my smart hub (which deleted all my apps and was not the fix - don't do this)
Loaded the newest firmware from the samsung website (released 18 Sep 2012) - I will note I probably needed to do this anyway since I have been having connection delays and maybe this will fix that problem, but did not fix the "error model bind".
After 5 hours of messing with my TV, I chatted online with the lovely SAMSUNG reps and this is the answer I got:
We are currently completing network maintainance between 25 Sep 2012 8:00pm EST and 26 Sep 2012 5:00am EST.
When I asked why the only maintenance message on the samsung website was from the olympics in july the rep states that all smart hub users were notified (I guess I am not a true smart hub user...)
My take away, don't assume it's your TV, could be the servers at samsung... recommend registering on their website so that you can receive their OUTAGE NOTICES.
If you haven't updated your firmware, to do so, you need to download the file from samsung and save it, export the files to a flash drive in a root folder named T-MST10PAUSC, turn your TV off, plug in the USB drive, turn it on, go to menu, support, software update, on USB and it will go from there... this won't fix the problem tonight though...
Try to see netflix to my new tv but showing error_bind msg.