I just upgraded to an 80.3 from an 80.2. For those who are interested, the 80.3 has less clicks, though they never were a bother to me before. I used to get it when fast forwarding on the DVR, but now it is gone. I do not know if this is a unit to unit variation, or an improvement with the 80.3 The sound quality is stellar, just as before. I will have to do more critical listening to see if there is any improvement.
I think there are some changes when running XT32, but I am not 100% sure:
When running the 1st location for XT32, it pings each sub individually, then combined (for a total of 3 times). I don't seem to remember the 80.2 doing that, but I could be mistaken (anybody remember what the 80.2 did)?
Also, it seems to run the calculations quicker after setup. Again, it could be the same, it just seems quicker. (From Integra's website, it lists the 80.2 as having TI Aureas (x3) 32 bit processors. The 80.3 list 32 bit process (x2). Is there a difference, or a typo?
Also, when plugging in the mic it asks if you want to do a full Audyssey measurement, or just distances, a movie or music target curve.
To my eyes, the video processor seems to be improved while watching cable. The motion and block artifacts seem reduced, but it could be just content (watching CSI Vegas and The Mentalist on Comcast). I have it set to bypass while watching blu-rays.
Does anybody have any info on the updated processor? The 4K scaling may be nice if I ever get a 4k display in the future.