I have the XS35 and the HDD drive is curropt. Can I do the following?
1. Download the Toshiba firmware update:http://www.tacp.toshiba.com/customersupport/model_firmware.asp?model=rd-xs34
2. Burn the ISO to a CD-R disc. ImgBurn is an excellent free burner for this.http://www.imgburn.com/
3. Insert the CD in your unit. It will auto-install the firmware. Follow onscreen instructions. Takes about 10 minutes total.
After the update, my existing HDD shows are playable again, and I can record and playback from the HDD. I bet it would be a good idea to periodically backup your shows on DVDs, and regularly reformat the HDD.