I finally talked to somebody at Sony who kind of knows whats going on, after nearly 9 calls and 2.5 hrs on hold. Sears Roebuck and Kmart have nothing on Sony in the “former glory circling the drain” department.
in short he told me that “IP support” in this device means this device uses CIS1 serial command set wrapped “over IP”. He said the command set on the STR-ZA810ES is identical to the STRDN1080. He also said that there’s no authentication needed, which I’m not sure that I believe.
After a bit of cajoling he provided some internal documentation of the command set, though I’ve yet to find any mention of the proper port. I’ve tried nearly every variation of model and port that I can think of with simple control with not even as much as a peep of response from the device, even though from the simple control side it looks like the commands are being sent properly.
The most notable thing about these docs is that they seem to have been created in the year 2000 and updated each model year since. Yep, Sony is selling a device with 17 year old technology in it and passing it off as “ip enabled”.
Then again simple control seems to claim that this device is supported, and provides 2-3 cryptic lines in a spreadsheet as their only documentation, which is equally appalling.
I mean look, below is what simple control has to offer by way of docs. Pretty much nonsensical. I’m slowly working my way through the matrix of every model type on every port number, but I’ve got nothing yet. Not even a peep back from the device.
Sony STR-ZA1100ES, STR-ZA2100ES, STR-ZA3100ES, STR-DN810ES, STR-DN1070 (2016)
STR-DN1060, STR-ZA5000ES (2015)
STR-ZA1000ES, STR-ZA2000ES, STR-ZA3000ES, STR-DN850, STR-DN1050 (2014)
STR-DN1030, STR-DA1800, STR-DA2800, STR-DA5800 (2012)
DN1030 does not provide feedback.
Zones 1 and 2
Port 8080 (STR-DA1800, STR-DN1030)
Port 50001 (STR-DN1060)
Port 33336 (DN-1070 & CISv2)
Port 33335 (All Others)
Volume, Mute, Power, Input
SimpleControl also offers the suggestion that maybe connecting with the vendor supplied app is necessary before controlling the device, but there doesn’t seem to be one from Sony.