Is it possible to use media_player.sony component with BDV--E980W?

Just wondering if anyone has successfully used the media_player.sony component with BDV-E980W?

I’ve got the component configured correctly now, and was able to connect and register with the device after setting ircc_port: 52323 in my configuration. I can see if it’s on or off, however if I try to control it I get the error “Failed to read command list from device”

As far as I can see there is no Sony app to use with the device. The only ports that seem to be open on it are 52323, 50002 and 50003. No port 50202 as per the default app_port in the component.

Am I just out of luck with this one or is there something I’m missing as it is listed in the compatibility list for the sonyapilib.