To disable the count down, we will suggest user set the password to device.
Go Advanced > Access >Security to set up the password.
Once the password is set, you will see the player playback the contents after reboot and will not go Basic settings.
To exit playback and enter setup menu, you can move your mouse cursor to the corner of the screen, press and hold the left key for 10 seconds.
Password will be asked while enter the setup menu during playback.