In the test results section they do mention the use of DI on and off.
Brightness, Black Levels and Dynamic Range
"One of the big selling points of the HW50 is its claimed brightness of 1,700 lumens, which Sony hope will make the projector better suited for use in peoples' living rooms and boost the brightness in 3D mode. The HW50 not only uses a 200W bulb but also includes Sony's Dynamic Lamp Control Technology which is designed specifically to boost the brightness of 3D images. Sony have also included Bright Cinema and Bright TV modes, which they claim can boost the brightness whilst retaining colour accuracy and contrast, to allow the projector to be used in well-lit environments. The reality is that these brighter settings quickly lose any semblance of accuracy, although it could argued that it's not as important when using a projector in a well-lit room. In actual fact, the brightness begins to drop very quickly as soon as you start using the low lamp mode (which is much quieter) and a more accurate preset such as Reference. This brings the brightness down to around 1,000 lumens which, in fairness, is still quite bright and can certainly light up a decent size screen.
Of course this brighter image was achieved with the manual iris wide open but this results in a fairly poor black level of 0.84cd/m2 and a contrast ratio of 6,500:1. By closing the iris fully, you can improve the black level to 0.25cd/m2 and increase the contrast ratio to 10,700:1 but of course this is at the expense of overall brightness. Sony has certainly made improvements in their black levels over the last few years and whilst not at JVC levels, the blacks on the HW50 were certainly very good and so was the shadow detail. Ultimately it becomes a trade-off between a brighter image or better blacks and a higher contrast ratio but we'd go for the latter. The better the blacks on a projector, the better the dynamic range and the more solid and film-like the image appears. Depending on the size of your screen and the viewing environment, even with the iris fully closed the HW50 should have plenty of brightness and you can then open the iris as the bulb dims with age. You can always use the dynamic iris and contrast features to improve the perceived dynamic range but there's no such thing as a free lunch and you'll end up losing detail as you crush blacks and clip whites."