DIY Media Home logoAbout DIY Media Home

What is DIY Media Home?

DIY Media Home is a col­lab­or­a­tion between sev­er­al people, with a primary focus on Home Theatre, HiFi and Home Enter­tain­ment tech­no­logy.  It has grown out of the remains of “Jon’s Guides” and “The Bluetooth Guide” which were ori­gin­ally launched in 2002.  The art­icles and inform­a­tion from those sites, along with vari­ous oth­er mus­ings about tech­no­logy have been pulled togeth­er under one umbrella with a new focus on Home Media.  Although the main focus of the site is Home Media, there is also cov­er­age of mobile tech­no­logy, gen­er­al PC sup­port, art­icles related to web-tech­no­lo­gies, and of course, the ori­gin­al Bluetooth Guide.

Who are the people?

Jon ScaifeThe site was designed and cre­ated by Jon Scaife.  The site is cur­rently admin­istered by Jon Scaife and Simon Winn-Smith, with addi­tion­al con­tent being provided by Dan Hamilton.  As the site expands it is likely that there will be oppor­tun­ity for oth­er authors to con­trib­ute.  If you are inter­ested in con­trib­ut­ing or guest pub­lish­ing please get in touch (see below)

Contact Us

Please see our con­tact inform­a­tion page for a com­pre­hens­ive list of ways to get in touch

Privacy Policy

Please take a look at our pri­vacy inform­a­tion page

Copyright Policy

Please take a look at our copy­right inform­a­tion page

Guest Posts

We wel­come guest posts — please get in touch and let us know what you have in mind.

Comments Policy

Com­ments are open to every­one, no login is required. Some com­ments, includ­ing those con­tain­ing links, may be held for mod­er­a­tion, please do not resub­mit them. You can get your com­ment auto­mat­ic­ally approved by veri­fy­ing your e‑mail address.  Com­ments are sub­ject to mod­er­a­tion or remov­al by admin­is­trat­ors at any time.  Whilst we are not very com­fort­able with the idea of any cen­sor­ship DIY Media Home is a fam­ily friendly site — please keep com­ments free from any sexu­al ref­er­ences, viol­ence & harm related mater­i­al, drug & gambling ref­er­ences, incite­ment or dis­crim­in­a­tion, offens­ive lan­guage or any­thing else which may not be appro­pri­ate for chil­dren. Please note that we use some auto­mated cen­sor­ing of some well known offens­ive words and phrases.  If you see any that have some­how made their way onto the site, or if you see some­thing incor­rectly cen­sored please let us know.  Thanks.

Advertising & Funding

This site is sup­por­ted fin­an­cially by google adsense, amazon affil­i­ates and viglink affil­i­ate advert­ising.  Adsense adverts are in shown on each page and in the side­bar.  Amazon and viglink links are shown in green text.  We selec­ted these advert­ising plat­forms are they provide rel­ev­ant ads and because we believe they are rel­at­ively unob­trus­ive.  Amazon links are also used to provide fur­ther inform­a­tion and reviews of products.  Please dis­able your adb­lock­er on our site — to read more about why please read Why Ad Block­ing is dev­ast­at­ing to the sites you love.  If you use an adb­lock­er you will be nagged about it!

If you would like to help sup­port our con­tin­ued exist­ence please use the payp­al donate option below.  Dona­tions will be used first and fore­most to pay our VPS, DNS, CDN and domain names.  Any­thing above and bey­ond this will be used to source products to review or for a beer for the writers!  Thank you for your support.

Hotlinks Policy

We politely request that you don’t “hot­link” to any files hos­ted here.  After­all — we have to fund the host­ing, and people who use hot­links wont ever click on the ads or make the dona­tions that help keep us oper­a­tional.  We oper­ate hot­link detec­tion code which noti­fies the vis­it­or that they have used a hotlink.

Site Updates

Since we track all changes and tweaks made to the site any­way, we decided to make this a pub­lic site updates log so that people can see when we’ve fixed site errors. For most people this is prob­ably of little interest, but if you want to know how we fixed a par­tic­u­lar bug this is the place to look — it might be rel­ev­ant to your own site.

Recommended Sites

Rather than hav­ing a “blog roll” dis­played on every page we have a ded­ic­ated page for sites that we recom­mend.  Rest assured — none of these sites are sponsored links — they’re there because we vis­it them regularly.