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Hi , I`m JackPerhaps I can help you with this problem but first a few questions , let me know when you`re ready ?Also ,could you please give me the tv`s model number ?
Yes that model number would be on the back cover and reason for asking it was to lookup the channel search procedure but if you already know how its done then after double checking your antenna and its wiring that is what I would try first .
Otherwise that " scrambles" may point to a defective tuner on the tv .
In that case you can easily get a cheap alternative like a digital tv converter
Here is such a converter , that would go between the tv and antenna and this one even records ;
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By the way , your vizio must be the E190va or E191va model and the main board where the tuner is mounted can be bought for $40 , here is an example ; http://www.shopjimmy.com/vizio-cbpftqbcb2k00802-main-board-for-e190va.htm