Hey guys. I have the Sony BDP-BX57 3D ready player, which I heard was basically a rebadged S570? I also have a Sony BDP-S380.
I got an 8gig Sandisk Thumb Drive which was Fat32 formatted. However, I'm a Mac user. I wasn't able to get the Sony S380 to read the TD so I did some research. I gathered that it had something to do with the way the TD was formatted as Fat32 and to try formatting it as an NTFS. So I found an NTFS Program for my Mac (because Mac's can't read NTFS) reformatted the TD to NTFS, put some avi and mkv files onto it, and watched them from the front USB port of my S380 no problem! I was quite pleased.
But I then took that same TD upstairs to my BX57/S570 to watch it, and the player told me that it wasn't recognized. Not that the FILES weren't readable, but that the TD wasn't recognized. I tried the rear port too with no luck.
So, I took the TD down to the S380, put the TD, and read it no problem. So, why would the TB be readable on the S380 but not the S570... especially if the S570 is supposed to be a higher end BR player "on paper"?
Most importantly... what the heck am I to do about this??? Surely different "brand name" flash drives have nothing to do with it? If that's the case, that will be a giant drag. What about USB hard drives? Why would the S380 want NTFS formatted drives, but the 570 want FAT32? That could be the case, I don't know. But that is silly if so.
I'm pretty sure my S570 has the latest firmware because I check that regularly. Just in case... does anyone know off hand what the latest FW should be?
EDIT: After spending WAY too much time researching this, I've learned that the BX57/S570 at one time only supported FAT32. Perhaps it still does? But I didn't see any updates avail for it, so I'm guessing they haven't fixed this. If Sony has to pay Microsoft for the use of the NTFS format, then clearly they have done so already because my S380 plays my NTFS formatted TD just fine. So it seems we're waiting on firmware to allow us to be able to do that then?? I can't believe that I have to buy another TD and format as FAT32, which is limited to 4gigs just to use for that particular BR Player.