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What do guys thing of this Medieval Theme?

So it's going to be this one or the space theme which is almost finished being rendered.

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I watched your video last night when it popped up on my subscribed playlist. I'm anxious to see the other room design, but either way, I will be following along as you build it!
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Not something I would personally choose to go with...

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Not something I would personally choose to go with...

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Not dark enough for you?
I just don't really like theme-based room designs. They don't typically age well (your tastes tend to change over time and the initial appeal has worn off). I prefer a clean modern design without any specific theme or fanfare type stuff.

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Personally, I prefer your old room to the new design, but admit that there is a "wow" factor in a themed room (especially showing it to someone with the lights on) that can be appealing. In that context, I think the room looks cool and I'll be following the build. I'm just sad to see that you are dropping the DYISG speakers.

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Personally, I prefer your old room to the new design, but admit that there is a "wow" factor in a themed room (especially showing it to someone with the lights on) that can be appealing. In that context, I think the room looks cool and I'll be following the build. I'm just sad to see that you are dropping the DYISG speakers.
I'll probably run something from DIYsoundGroup in the living room system. Maybe the Helix. Not sure yet. The wife likes medieval but I'm not sure as I like the upcoming space one too. I do like my old room but It's been done so many times and I just want something new.
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I'll probably run something from DIYsoundGroup in the living room system. Maybe the Helix. Not sure yet. The wife likes medieval but I'm not sure as I like the upcoming space one too. I do like my old room but It's been done so many times and I just want something new.
I agree that theme rooms don't generally age well but if I had to say which ages better I would say space themed. If it has to be a theme, space is my vote.

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not a fan of themed rooms
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I thought your prior room looked great. I believe the Medieval Theme would grow old fast. I would be more interested in the Space Theme. Everyone of course has their own taste. Your last theater looked comfortable and made the film the center of attention. Looking forward to seeing the project develop.

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I’ve been rolling through your Youtube channel lately (on EP. 19 I believe) and so happy I stumbled across your thread for your new build! Love the info you’re putting out on the channel. It’s going to help me tremendously in the future.

Just my two cents on the design...Not a huge fan of themed rooms, but in reference to the medieval theme, I think of stone and harder textures when I think medieval. Space would prob more more “timeless.” You could probably find a way to do something different outside of a theme that would interest you just as much.

Either way, it’s going to be awesome and I’m along for the ride!

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I'm actually a fan of theme rooms if there properly done. I like the medieval theme but also think some rock and stone would be really cool. Me personally would go with the space theme it will be timeless and utilize darker colors. Awesome work man

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And of course we don't have to like it, it is your theater after all. I'm not a huge fan of themed theaters or overly ornate theaters, but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate the work that went in to them. The most important thing is to get a space that you and your family enjoy.
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I don't want to go too themed like game of thrones or anything but we've always liked the medieval look. The space one will probably get more WOWs as IMO it's the best space theme I've seen but It also has painted surfaces that are kinda light. The Medieval room is all fabric and will disappear much better with the lights down.
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I'm actually a fan of theme rooms if there properly done. I like the medieval theme but also think some rock and stone would be really cool. Me personally would go with the space theme it will be timeless and utilize darker colors. Awesome work man

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I wanted to keep it all fabric. Quick and easy build and better with the lights off. As for the space theme Yeah it's awesome, a little slower build and not as good with the lights off but still it is nice!
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not a fan of themed rooms
You've definitely done your share of them.
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yes a lot of rooms, nothing themed. If I were to do one it would be futuristic.
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I like it, especially the 50ft ceiling

I'd omit the swords over the screen, add some tied medieval style draped curtains, and artifact displays.
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Better yet, a row of less reflective crests or shields above the screen.
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Better yet, a row of less reflective crests or shields above the screen.
I'll have to look into that towards the end of the build. The swords wouldn't be visible once the lights are down. It's a very tall room so the room should disappear. Even the lighter walls being fabric shouldn't be bad at all and be much better than paint even flat black which is still reflective.
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I thought the theme looked pretty good. It seemed pretty moderate for a themed room, so it may not get dated as fast. Back in the long long ago, I had the dream of a dungeon themed theater with torch light and such. Interested in seeing the space themed room design.

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I know you want the feel of the ramped hallway, but it seems weird to walk up to walk down. You are giving up a lot of room space for that effect. I would prefer no hallway and the room would be about 22 feet long, but you've had two rows before and it is your room.
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I thought the theme looked pretty good. It seemed pretty moderate for a themed room, so it may not get dated as fast. Back in the long long ago, I had the dream of a dungeon themed theater with torch light and such. Interested in seeing the space themed room design.
IMO I don't think either are really themed to the point they date themselves in any way. Like if I had game of throne banners etc.. yeah that would definitely be quickly dated. The space is the same way. Not too over the top.
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I like the theme. It looks to be tastefully executed. I also look forward to seeing the futuristic one as well. I like your no nonsense approach to design and construction. I have mined your past build thread many times for ideas on my own future project.
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I like the theme. It looks to be tastefully executed. I also look forward to seeing the futuristic one as well. I like your no nonsense approach to design and construction. I have mined your past build thread many times for ideas on my own future project.
Thanks. The old room was mostly ideas I found here so I did the same thing .
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Im not really into it. Your old room looks much better. It definitely feels more of a design flex than a functional space. I also agree that its much more likely to not age well than something more timeless.

Theme aside, I think the proportions are way off to me, the ceiling seems way too high for how large your screen is. I also wonder if its even acoustically logical to have such a high ceiling as that.

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Im not really into it. Your old room looks much better. It definitely feels more of a design flex than a functional space. I also agree that its much more likely to not age well than something more timeless.

Theme aside, I think the proportions are way off to me, the ceiling seems way too high for how large your screen is. I also wonder if its even acoustically logical to have such a high ceiling as that.
I design home theaters and yes the space is perfect. The screen is a 135" diagonal 16:9 from 12' which is around a huge 45 degree viewing angle. The seats are placed using a room mode calculator as are the subs. All bed layer speakers are inwall and angled for optimal sound and the room has a full acoustic plan. As for ceiling height 12' tall is the sweet spot were you are getting far enough away to really get great coverage for the atmos speakers. Once on brackets the Atmos speakers are only 7' from the level of the seated heads. This is pretty much a no compromise design from the ground up. To make the ceiling lower or screen larger would be making compromises I don't want to make.

Of course I could put something above the screen to fill the space but it would be purely cosmetic.

It's perfectly fine you're not into it. There's theaters I don't like either but the performance comments are incorrect. How something ages is purely personal taste. If it's a theme you've always loved then for you it's not going to feel old in 5 years. I'm sure in 10 even 20 years there will still be medieval rooms and films being enjoyed.
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I'm not sure I agree that themed rooms don't age well. Trendy HGTV decor of the day does not age well. A tasteful historical theme is going to lose less currency than a design guided by contemporary tastes.

I like the idea of a medieval theme, but not sure about the above execution. Definitely too light for my taste.
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I'm not sure I agree that themed rooms don't age well. Trendy HGTV decor of the day does not age well. A tasteful historical theme is going to lose less currency than a design guided by contemporary tastes.

I like the idea of a medieval theme, but not sure about the above execution. Definitely too light for my taste.
It is light. The fabric will still be much darker (less reflective) with the lights off than painted flat black but it is a concern. with the lights on it should be very inviting which I do like but I do agree.

Honestly I look at it and say Dayum I love that room and it's one of the nicest i've seen, personal taste. But I do the same with the Space room which is almost finished rendering.
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