"I want to purchase a Flat Panel LCD
TV tuner/monitor that can display my computer movie files via S-vid or VGA. Not really picky since my current TV is Crapola... "
NO, if your computer has HDMI output c onnect to the computer with the expensive hdmi to dvi cable(digital)
"I have Digital Cable and do not need HDTV television, but could conceivably need it in the future. I want to shop at NewEgg if possible and can afford about 225 max."
Get the biggest screen you gan afford.
"Do I need an HDTV "Capable", "Ready" or just a Digital Analog LCD TV. I am looking for 22 inches or above"
HD refers to the 1080p or 1920x1080 resolution and will have analog inputs for the older vcr and laser disk players.
BTW I purchased an LG HD2262D 22 inch class with 1920x1080 resolution. I hooked it up to my laptop with extended monitor configuration and the setup is working great. The screen is bright, crisp and contrasty and the PC connectivity of this monitor is a big plus. It has 2 HDMI, 1 DVI, D-sub, component, USB service, headphone jack, spdif audio output blah blah blah...