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I know it's a bit late to comment on technical aspects of the NBC coverage, but I'm "a bit behind". Recording and watching everything that was on NBCSN (as well as the "high profile" event coverage that was exclusively on NBC afternoon/primetime) takes quite a bit of time, and I've still got the final four days of competition to watch.
Anyway, I REALLY enjoyed the Tara/Johnny/Terry dynamic covering figure skating. Really really fun, to listen to their honest commentary and banter, not to mention their coordinated fashion statements every day.
But what I really want to compliment is the DD5.1 AUDIO on NBCSN. In particular I want to compliment the ambient sound microphone placements around the figure skating arena, the "mix", and the audio from the headsets on each of the three commentators. The overall sound was EXCELLENT!! Intimate, accurate, surround, and very much like "you are there". TERRIFIC AUDIO (and I don't normally complement NBC audio). I think this really added to the overall enjoyment of all events of the entire figure skating agenda... at least if you watched 100% of the coverage on NBCSN (i.e. EVERY SKATER LIVE!).
NOTE: Tara and Johnny have been hired by Access Hollywood to cover fashions on the Red Carpet at the Oscars later today. Can't wait to see what they're wearing, and what they have to say about the celebrities. I think the two of them are really wonderful as a talk-team.