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Sharp BD HP21 Won't recognize USB drives

I'm trying to update the firmware on the Sharp BD HP21U bluray player but it won't recognize any of the USB drives I've tried.
I've tried two different drives, have erased and reformatted both of them to ensure they are clean and FAT32 but the set up program on the bluray player still refuses to recognize the drives.
Actually, when I first plug a drive in the player says "Drive not formatted" and suggests using the set up utility to format it. - when I try to do that in the USB Memory Management section it says "NO USB MEMORY"
What is going on and how do I fix it? Can I burn a CD with the firmware update? Can I get the player to recognize the USB drives ... or should I just take this thing back to the store and tell them to shove it?

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You have to make sure the files, you downloaded to your USB stick, are not in folders. Mine worked after this. I am still having problems with pixelation on newish discs. I read somewhere that if I plugged a USB thumb drive into the Sharp HP21 it will aid the processing and work better. Does anyone know if this is true as I often get poor picture quality on what looks clean LoveFilm BR discs. (No problems with standard DVDs.)

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