Recently, Charlie Owen sat down with Scott Hanselman to discuss Windows Vista Media Center development for Scott's podcast. This podcast session provides a really nice introduction to the Windows Vista Media Center platform, tools and SDK. You can check out a timeline of the podcast topics and some links to supplemental information in this link on the Media Center Sandbox blog:
You can also access the podcast directly from this location on Scott's blog:
If you are interested in getting started with developing applications for Windows Vista Media Center, I encourage you to check out this podcast and the accompanying links.