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NO optical output!!
on August 17, 2013
My original Xbox recently died due to a E74 error. I tried the the towel trick and the penny trick but could only get it going for a day or two at a time. So I bought the new 360e. First off there is no optical output. So unless you have a receiver with HDMI pass though you will not get surround sound. However, I did find something that solved the problem for me wonderfully. Here's the link if anybody is looking for a fix to the problem: [...] Also, what is with the 4 GB hard drive? I can't even play a game with so small a hard drive. However buying an external hard drive and connecting it to the USB port isn't too bad and it is a lot cheaper than buying the one with the 250 GB hard drive. It seems like they downgraded a few feature on this latest release which I don't understand. However, it still does the job. Is it better than the older models? No, other than it is supposed to not get the E74 error... I hope.
Edit: (2 weeks later) Well, I ended up using a 32 GB flash drive. Initially I installed a 300 GB western digital hard drive, but the xbox is only able to use 32 GB of it. Plus, it is also said it was not recommended so I may experience problems. So I found a fast flash drive and am using that instead. I haven't had any problems with it so far