TV/Internet for the Tech-Challenged
OK, please bear with me, as I understand this is a long and complicated set of questions. I have not owned a TV for about 8 years. With the end of the lockout, I would like to purchase one. I'm not sure whether I should also get internet bundled in with the TV plan or just use my existing WiFi connection. At the moment I have nothing - no TV, no cable, no satellite, no land line phone. There are so many plans/offers out there with each of them claiming theirs is the best.. I can't make sense of them.
I currently use Clear for wireless internet. I had been using Verizon, but with the overages it was just ridiculous. The Verizon 4G LTE was only marginally faster in my area and Clear was four times cheaper so I switched. However neither service was fast enough to watch a streaming hockey game online without jerkiness. So I'm looking for more speed and unlimited data.
Should I get Time Warner Cable or AT&T Uverse bundled with Internet and dump Clear, or should I go with DirectTV and keep Clear? Or is there some other service you would recommend? I am definitely not well versed in all the technobabble, so I get lost trying to decipher all the specifications. Obviously, the goal is to watch Kings hockey in HD. I would also like to have a DVR of some sort so I could watch replays of home games.
Finally, the room I'm putting the TV is quite small, so I'm thinking around 40-42" max. What type should I be looking at? I don't want 3D or anything. What are the important specs for a pleasant hockey-watching experience?
ANY help you could give would be greatly appreciated!