Official Hunterchad-approved method to experience HxH:
Read the first chapter of the manga.
Watch the 2011 anime until the Tournament part of the Hunter Exam.
Watch the Tournament in the 1999 anime.
Watch the Zoldyck arc, Heaven's Arena and the beginning of Yorkshin in 2011, up until Kurapika shows up.
Watch Kurapika's entrance to the Nostrade family in 1999 and continue all the way until Paku's death.
Print a copy of the cards from the Hunter wikia and read them while watching Greed Island in 2011.
Pick up the manga starting when the Ant Quen shows up until Ponzu dies.
Watch the anime from then until the Palace Invasion starts.
Read all of the Palace Invasion, except for the Netero battle which you should watch.
Pick the manga again after Netero dies and continue until Welfin's confrontation with Meruem.
Watch Welfin confront Meruem in the anime and continue until the First Voting in the Election Arc.
Then reread the start of the Election Arc (yes, you have to read this part twice to truly get it) all the way until Gotoh's death.
Then watch the anime until the end.
Pick up the manga and read the Viz Translations starting at 340 for all chapters except for 375 and 388, which are better in MangaStream