Three days ago I purchased an Xbox 360 S console to replace my Elite. I transferred all my saved games via USB from Elite to S, then deleted all the other content on the Elite (of which there was a large amount in games on demand, arcade, and add-on DLC content.) and transferred the content licences to the new S console via the xbox live website, successfully.
The first day I tried downloading to the new console I had major problems connecting to the market place (but not the rest of Xbox LIVE), this was apparently due to maintenance. The next day I had the same issues, despite the status page reporting all service up and running.
When I attempt to download anything at all, DLC, GoD content, Arcade content, it begins the download at normal speed, completes 1-3% and then suddenly stops. Most of the time with a "Download stopped" notification, when followed it simply says "Can't download this item." About 2/3 of the time I try to view the active download list I get a 80072746 error code and the continued message that "there is a problem with the Xbox LIVE marketplace, try again later".
I have port forwarded the console on my router, the signal strength is good, http://www.speedtest.net/result/1561464828.png. I've cleared the system cache, deleted the marketplace data, deleted all partial downloads and tried again...
The set-up with the new S console is exactly as I had it with the Elite which has worked fine for over a year. I have a lot of games I can't resume from my save files until I've re-downloaded the DLC content. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
*edit: I'm in Australia using the en-AU xbox live service.