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'Welcome. Power Up' by AF

I am using the Philips DSR704 receiver. Here is my problem...
I get the 'welcome. power up' message.  Then, I get pass the 'aquiring setelite'.  After this, I am able to select and view any program.  However, after about 2 to 6 minutes, the receiver goes back to either the 'blue screen' or the 'welcome. power up' screen. 
Please advice on how to fix this problem

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