You are correct on the brightness. But still Dark side of the Moon is sublime. As good as any work of art EVER created.
I must say all the first cd japan pressings sound really good also
I have a two copies of the same relatively recent Sony Blu-Ray player and neither one is compatible with SACDs. I don’t recall the model number and I don’t have the units at hand to check, but the manual, which I do have, says they’re either the BDP-S3700, BDP-BX370 or BDP-S1700.
But then, they’re 3 or 4 years old by now. Maybe you mean newer than that.