I have a 7.2ch Home Theatre AV Receiver | STR-DH790 and I love this Sony product. However, I learned from this forum that production of Sony AV receivers is no longer taking place. Is this news true? I say this because it is still available in some shops in my country.
Using the setPlayContent to play DLNA content is not recommended I have had mixed results with it and lot of frustration...
It is not your media server that needs to have the AVTransportservice that is for the sony receiver or speaker you want to play the music on.
To make it easier for you to get the correct information your media server should hopefully support the service ContentDirectory. Otherwise you have to fill in the info using the provided examples, it is easy to get them wrong and the error messages you get (if you get any) is not that helpful.
I'm having problems specifying a frequency using the presetBroadcastStation v1.0 function. If I specify a frequency to store, it is ignored. Even using the sample JSON on the docs webpage.
Whether I specify the frequency, or if I omit the frequency line altogether, it simply stores the frequency that the STR-DN1080 is currently tuned to instead.
This is suits me better actually. But this might confuse other developers as the specification in the documentation (and expected behaviour) works differently for method on this device. The receiver accepts the frequency integer without an error code - and the integer doesn't even need to be in the correct range for it to be accepted.
This should really be mentioned in the method definition in the docs please.
Another gripe. After querying a STR-DN1060, I discover that Network Standby is available on it via the API, however it is called "Remote Start" in the receiver. Yet with the STR-DN1080, Wake On LAN is labelled "Remote Start" in the receiver, and Network Standby is labelled "Network Standby". But both receivers list "Network Standby" as "quickStartMode" in the API.
.... As if things weren't confusing enough for owners.