The shipping will make a huge dent - vpost usa isn't cheap. I just bought the toshiba hd-a2 (small carton) and shipping was S$ 120+. Worse, if something goes wrong, you wouldn't be covered under local warranty....- V.
I think you should EMAIL vpost and ask them first if they will do shipping of LCD TVs. I am assuming these have speakers in them and last time i had massive problems shipping speakers using VPOST.
Varun, measure the box again as Vpost has been known to screw up on the measurement part. I know becoz it happened to me on the HD-A2 package from Amazon recently. Generally, the cost should come up to about $100+- before the UOB discounts.
You will not be able to watch any local TV (be it Mediacorp, Starhub or Singtel) if the TV is from US as it is likely to be only NTSC.
I don't think this should be a big issue. My Irish TV can't work here either, but put a Video or DVD Recorder in between and hey presto, signal conversion. Obviously you need to check the video or DVD Recorder can do this .