0BlogrollBlogroll: Sites we visit

Rather than putting a blogroll widget on the menus which takes up space on every page, we have instead decided to have a dedicated page with a list and description of the sites we regularly visit.  We recommend all the following from personal experience – there are no sponsored links here.


Run by another Jon this is the closest to a “sister” site to DIYMH in our opinion.  Despite some technical wobbles in early 2012 the site is now fully back up and being regularly updated with excellent HTPC related articles.


Well known technology news & review site primarily focused on reviews of PC hardware.  Unlike many of the others has remained consistent and clear without suggestion of any “paid-reviews” or other dodgy influence.  Provides more coverage of home media technologies than most other sites.


Technology tabloid.  Openly biased and sometimes borderline trolling but an entertaining read with some impressive insight at times.

Digital Photography Review

The most comprehensive and thorough reviews of digital cameras on the web.  Includes all the latest digital camera reviews and digital imaging news, lively discussion forums, vast samples galleries etc…

DIY Audio

The home for audiophiles on the web.  A community dedicated to helping everyone learn the art of audio. Projects by fanatics, for fanatics!  Contains thousands of discussions and probably all there is to know about modifying HiFi


Technical forum, mainly a DVD backup resource. Covers topics like video capture, MPEG encoding and transcoding, video filtering and format conversion.

GSM Arena

Comprehensive and up-to-date information and reviews for just about every mobile telephone ever made.  Especially useful for comparing specifications of new and upcoming handsets.

Hack Windows 7 Media Center

An almost-sister-site to DIYMH.  Provides lots of detailed information about Windows Media Center on Windows 7.  Describes itself as “Using plugins, programs, tools and hacks to create a better Windows 7 Media Center.”

Silent PC Review

Site dedicated to quiet computing.  The standard an depth of reviews is second to none.  If you’re looking for information about PSU’s, fans or HDDs this is the place to go.  Describes itself as “Everything about low-noise PC components, silencing techniques, DIY mods and complete quiet computer systems.”

Video Help

Contains a wealth of guides to converting between video formats.  Describes itself as “How to make a VCD, information about software players, downloads, DivX and a forum with tips on creating DVD and VCD movies.”

XDA Developers

Home to Android & Windows Phone apps, mods, roms and development.  If you want a new ROM for your phone or you want to hack it in some way this is the place to go.

Tech Stream

Web development information with particularly good information on features and uses of the new HTML5 and CSS3 standards.


Comprehensive guide to all HTML and CSS versions and tags.  Includes information on browser compatibility

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