Originally Posted by Cobra5wood
What are the recommended firmware versions for my A1 and my XA2 players? How do I look up the current firmware versions on each player?
The latest version for both versions is 4.0. Some people will tell you to always update to the latest version.
I go by the theory "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". I am currently using version 2.4 on my A1. I am not sure what was fixed in 3.0 and 4.0, but I am not having any problems with 2.4 and have held off on updating.
I don't have an XA2, so I can't comment on that. But again, If you aren't having any problems, I would leave it alone. But many others will say update anyway, and there may be some fixes for problems you are having.
To check your version on the A1, Setup > General > Maintenance > Update.
The first set of letters is the firmware. Here is what mine says (2.4/1.0A/2.0). I have not idea what the second and third set of numbers mean. Select Cancel to exit that screen. Don't press Setup unless you are trying to update over the web. I don't know how to do that, but many others do. If you want to update to 4.0, you can call Toshiba Support and they will send you the updates on CD. There are different ones for each model.
As far as I know, checking the XA2 should be the same steps.