After getting some excellent tips from some folks - I gave 1.04.22_V another shot on my Live. And the results were the same - the device reboots itself after each and every stop command or change of media. I was able to update the firmware fine and did a series of resets - including a hard reset, soft reset and even an “unplug the power” reset.
My Live is connected via HDMI cable to my Pioneer Elite receiver and has been working excellent with 1.02.21 for many months now. But something has changed enough to want to make the unit - in my setup anyway - constantly restart after every action. I am certain it’s most likely the HDMI implementation and the umpteen options that we get now with Frame Rate and all of the different resolutions. Feels to me like the HDMI wants to reset itself when handshaking with the receiver or maybe getting something back from the TV?
Anyhoo…it;s back to 1.02.21 for me - that FW works perfectly and I will wait patiently for the “next round”.