Originally Posted by KB1
So in your 80.2 listening modes mapping for your Direct TV input, you had "Dolby Digital" mapped to "Dolby Digital" and the other format options mapped to a specific listening mode (e.g. "Dolby PLII" and not "Last Used") and you still have clicking? That's weird, I would have thought that would have taken care of the problem. It seems that you are getting a relay click every time the audio switches, regardless of whether listening modes are already assigned. That certainly was not the case with older models, even though I'm still not sure whether the 80.1 had the same problem. Users of that unit posted varying results.
I think you are exactly right on the clicking. Coincidentally, I was fiddling with that last night on my 80.1. Setting the default listening modes the same, e.g., Dolby PLIIx, for all source types on the cable/sat input should eliminate clicking as source modes change with program material, as from mono to stereo to Mch on that HDMI input. That should also eliminate the clicking as you change channels, which might change the input source type. Careful though. There might be multiple pages of source types on the setup screen for each input, cable/sat, etc. See P. 64 "Listening Mode Presets" in the 80.2 Manual.
You probably do not want to set the default listening modes all the same for a Universal player on the BD/DVD input, however. You might want to be selective here depending on source type. The source type will not be as changeable as you play a given disk. Perhaps there would be a source type change between previews and the main feature or from there to the bonus features. Also, possibly, there might be clicking as you skip chapters on a BR disk. I have had that problem.
The clicking problem appears to stem from the multiple different source types HDMI inputs will transmit and the need for the 80.2 to relock to that source type whenever it changes, even momentarily. I doubt there is much of an issue with non-HDMI inputs such as analog or coax.
It sounds more complicated than it is. Reading the manual carefully and playing with this Listening Mode Presets setup for HDMI inputs should, I believe, eliminate most clicking issues.