I had the same problem. I did a little research about creating and signing zip files for boot animations
[GUIDE] change bootanimation w/S-OFF & root AND how to create one
[How-To] Signing ROMs
and signed the downanimation.zip file attached to post 1 of the thread with the test key included in the signing program, copied it over per the instructions and turning off the device worked fine, no more restarts. I am running aa Evo View. The signed zip file is attached. Your mileage may vary, Roger.
Tested and working on Leedroid's HC rom which can be found here. They should also work on other similar ROMs or tablets with with 1024x600 screen resolution.
To download click on the preview of your desired animation or splash.
To install extract the bootanimation.zip or downanimation.zip from the downloaded archives and manually copy them over your original animation.
/data/local for bootanimation.zip
/system/customize/resource for downanimation.zip
Some ROMs may have both animations in /system/customize/resource e.g. DeSensed - View
Note: For View users the .zip archives need to be renamed as follows;
bootanimation.zip -> Sprint_bootanimation.zip
downanimation.zip -> Sprint_downanimation.zip
Make sure to set the permissions as shown below.
Thanks to OP for his great work. I used this for the basis of developing my own wallpapers and bootanimation for my View. I am sharing it here for anyone who wishes to use it, mod it, etc. In fact, if anyone uses photoshop, I will be happy to provide the original files if you like.
Hope this works, its my first attempt at sharing links...