TV just does not do what seeing a live performance does in figure skating. There is no comparison.
I have seen many of the greats over the years. I don't think my opinion has been swayed, just my appreciation is deeper after seeing a skater in person.
Kurt Browning and Yuka Sato are both amazing to watch live as well as on tv.
I have seen too many to list them all, but some of the highlights have been:
Bourne and Kraatz
Torvil and Dean
Roca and Sur
JoJo Starbuck and Ken Shelly
Brassuer and Eisler