How to turn off the Genie screensaver or power-saving screen

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A couple of months ago, my new (6 months old) Genie receiver started popping up this screensaver screen filled with ads, just a few seconds after I press pause. This is EXTREMELY ANNOYING. Literally every time I pause a program, even for a few seconds, this horrible screen pops up blocking the program, forcing me to keep pressing a button on the remote every few seconds to make it go away.

How do I turn this stupid screen off, and why did it start showing in the first place? I've been a DirecTV customer for 20 years, but I'm about ready to throw this Genie in the dumpster. It is soooooooooooooo buggy, and this ridiculous screensaver is the worst. If this is DirecTV's top-of-the-line dvr, I should probably just switch to Dish or something. This is awful.
 
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Same thing has been happening to me for the last couple of months, and it's driving me crazy! There doesn't seem to be any way to make it stop, and this is the first post I've seen that even addresses it. I keep searching.
 
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