12-18-2015, 09:26 AM
(This post was last modified: 12-18-2015, 09:27 AM by Terry.)
I have a PR 560 that's about 3 years old, and picked up a brand new spare to keep in case it dies at some point, since if the machine doesn't work, I don't work either. 8-)
Is there any difference between the earlier and later versions of the same model? Is there a way to check the firmware version?
My old machine is working nicely, but I'm always open for improvements. 8-)
I'm trying to decide if I should keep the new one in it's box in case theold one dies, or switch to the new one and store the old one.
When I got my backup machine, I switched to the newer one and kept the older one for a backup. I did that because the newer machine had a newer firmware at my request.
Good luck on your decision.
When you power the machine on (remove the power cord, then re-insert it) the machine display first shows the firmware version, then boots the SD card, and finally displays the menus. You can compare the boot-up of each machine.
There are differences between firmware versions, but they are not documented for us mere mortals, so I couldn't tell you what difference they make. I doubt you would notice any differences or be able to detect them in data.
As long as your existing machine is working well, I would continue to use it. As soon as your new machine is used, it becomes "used" in the event you choose to resell it. It's easily possible you will qualify for a new insured machine long before your old one quits. On the other hand, it's always nice to use the things you buy, so do what makes you happy.