Well, it's sad, but good to know, that the 80.2 is still not tolerant of audio stream dropouts. That's a deal-breaker for me, as an owner of an 80.1 and DirecTV DVR, a combo which drops out all the time.
A lot of people seem to have focused on the relay clicking, which can be annoying but the real problem from my standpoint is the audible dropouts (accompanied by clicks) during normal programming (not commercial transitions) on many DirecTV channels. For example, SpeedVision has an audible dropout every few minutes, it's maddening.
I have a similar DirecTV DVR in the bedroom connected to an older Pioneer Elite VSX-84TXSi receiver. When I watch the same recorded programming (via DirecTV Whole House DVR networking) that drops out like crazy on my Integra 80.1, there are zero audible glitches on the Pioneer, although sometimes I notice the Dolby Digital indicator briefly flickers off (still no audible glitch).
Sure, the source of the issue is the programming, but there is no way to fix that since it's provided to DirecTV from the broadcaster. I don't believe SpeedVision undergoes an MPEG2-4 conversion. I get the dropouts during normal programming on basically every DirecTV channel, only the frequency of occurrence is different -- some channels may only have 1 dropout in an hour or more, some have several an hour.
So the big issue from my standpoint is that my fancy Integra 80.1 balanced preamp experiences frequent annoying and unacceptable audio dropouts, while my less-expensive, old (circa 2005/6) Pioneer receiver doesn't have the problem at all (or rather, is far more tolerant of stream disruptions).
When I first had this issue back with my DHC-9.8, I figured Integra would get around to publishing a firmware update to make the unit more tolerant. I continued this wishful thinking when I upgraded to the 80.1 (big mistake). I'm not slamming the 80.1 here for the majority of users on other broadcast systems, but DirecTV has a big percentage of the market and for Integra to fail to produce a fix over this period of time is just unacceptable.
You might be able to imagine how annoying the little relay click sound is, when it heralds the arrival of an audio dropout during a key dramatic scene in a movie or the punchline of a joke! It's not really the click itself, it's the click signaling me that I bought the wrong preamp for DirecTV