Point taken. Thank You.
Okay, here is what I have done so far:
I first kept the same firmware (2.7.78) and instead changed wireless routers. The system continued to reboot after a couple of minutes.
I then changed from WPA to WEP and the system continued to reboot after a couple of minutes.
I then disabled WEP and had no security what so ever. The system continued to reboot after a couple of minutes.
I then decided to get away from wireless and connect via ethernet. The system continued to reboot after a couple of minutes.
I changed songs thinking perhaps the particular song or file type had something to do with this. The system continued to reboot after a couple of minutes on different songs.
I then decided to go ahead and upgrade to beta 3.0 and so I followed the instructions, added the mac address, my email and a comment at the link provided. At 11:30pm on Tuesday, I would get a message reply on the web site saying the mac was added and that I had 30 minutes to upgrade, yet, it would not show my mac address in the list of activated addresses. Furthermore, when I tried to upgrade the firmware, it would not do so telling me I had the latest ( at 2.7.78).
One symptom of serious concern to me is that I have noticed some cracking and popping sounds usually before the device fails. During playback, there is some noise propagating through to my receiver and heard over the speakers. I thought it was the specific song but upon changing tracks, the noise continued to come and go before rebooting. I also thought it was perhaps the power strip it was connected to but that too did not seem to be the issue (I removed the power strip and plugged it into the wall directly).
I am all out of ideas by now. I could not upgrade to 3.0. Please help!!!