Microsoft Live TV for Vista Media Center

 Thanks to my old school buddy Robert Double for the following link. Engadget also write about it here

Essentially its bringing Windows Live to Media Center usage. The benefit I can see straight away is the messenger interface. It would be great for my family to talk with family and friends in the UK in our lounge on a big screen.

I do also like the 3d interface idea and  from a development perspective I was very interested to read 

"We built the application in Windows Presentation Framework (.NET 3.0) and it will run within Vista Media Center or directly in Vista hosted IE7.0 browser."