Silly is not doing anything and complain, IMO ...
If you don't want to move your ... make your hands dirty, do not hesitate to skip the thread. And don't bring annoying advocacy while other posters didn't express their permission for that.
What advocacy? If
the OP doesn't have the equipment or LOS for 77 and Dish has said the absence of 77 on EA causes the check switch problem and that they are working on a fix, How is pointing that out "annoying", and as a customer of Dish, the man certainly should not have to mess with the equipment, especially if it means acquiring parts or re-aiming dishes to a satellite that is not part of his service.
"Silly" was never aimed at you - it's the premise that a customer would have to do the extra trouble shooting - Dish tech support should if the problem hadn't already been identified.
I missed the "permission" to post rule in this forum.