How to get your Bravia TV to read your USB

A bit geeky but after too many hours deciphering errors, I wanted to share this for another poor soul before they get discouraged.

Purpose:

You have a Sony Bravia TV / Device and want to plug in a USB drive to show pictures, videos, etc…

Problem:

Sony TV and Sony DVD player don’t see any of your files. You either get nothing presented on screen, or an unknown directory

Solution: