Thanks for the responses. The more I read about Bravia mode, the more it appeared to be just a shortcut to some preset settings that a savvy user could select anyway.
I think I'm going with the Panasonic UB820.
I originally wanted a universal player to replace my Oppo 103, so I had narrowed things down to the Sony X800M2, 1100ES, and Pioneer LX500. Then I changed my mind. I have room in my cabinet to keep my Oppo 103 for SACD and DVD-A playback. So it comes down to what has better PQ for the money when playing discs. And convenience. I always liked the fast load times of Sony BDPs. But the lack of DV auto-detect is a bummer.
HT: Dynaudio C2, Contour S CX, 2x BM14S, Aperion surrounds, Simaudio Titan, Marantz AV8801, Oppo 103, Linn Majik DS, and a Pioneer Kuro
Stereo: Dynaudio Focus 160, Simaudio W-5 LE or Luxman M-600A, Linn Akurate DSM, 2x Rythmik F12G
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