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TCD Pricing

With so many advantages to using TCD, cinema installers are flocking to use the tool. So how much is it?

Single Use = One design with up to two edits.
Monthly Subscription = 30 designs per month. Minimum term of three months
One-Off Yearly Payment = 365 designs per year.

The CEDIA-owned software (formerly known as The Cinema Designer) is available for CEDIA integrator members at a significant cost reduction*. Once you are part of the CEDIA community your company gains access to dozens of member benefits designed to maximise your success.

Interested in becoming a CEDIA integrator member in order to unlock cost savings on a TCD subscription? Click here!

All prices are in US Dollars:

Our Pricing Plans

Media Room

CEDIA Members

  • N/A per use
  • N/A per month
  • Free per year


  • $150 per use
  • $55 per month
  • $625 per year
About Our

Media Room Plan

Our most basic plans offer you a quick way to design basic media rooms — that is, designed for multiple entertainment options in mind. ... More

Features included in Media RoomOpen
  • Account management and job history portal and the ability to edit previous room designs (each edit is also one of your uses of the tool);
  • 5.1/7.1 legacy codec;
  • Adding features such as flat panel displays (up to 105”), in-room floorstanding speakers, and single subwoofers;
  • 3D DXF of the room, client PDF documentation with equipment and technical calculations, and the ability to export to MS Word your client’s PDF document for subscribers;
  • Speaker placement table with distances from listening position in PDF, CAD screengrabs of each room elevation in the PDF, and client PDF calibration reports;
  • Interactive seating configuration and sofa seating configuration (with/without arm rests);
  • Fixed screen vertical height adjustment, sightlines and viewing angles; and
  • CSV file export to D-Tools' SI 2017.
Media Room Pro

CEDIA Members

  • $70 per use
  • $45 per month
  • $350 per year


  • $200 per use
  • $70 per month
  • $700 per year
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Media Room Pro Plan

Building a more complex media room with features such as in-wall speakers or immersive audio? The Pro Plan is for you. ... More

Features included in Media Room ProOpen


ALL of the features in the basic Media Room Plan, PLUS:

  • Adding features such as on-wall loudspeakers, in-wall and custom speakers, center-channel speakers above or below a flat panel display, ceiling speaker placement, and flat panel displays (up to 105”) WITH an optional drop-down screen;
  • Immersive codecs up to 7.1.4 and 9.1.4, enabling of Dolby Atmos and DTS:X;
  • Adding multiple subwoofers and acoustic treatments;
  • Adding multiple tier seating configurations, different front row seating configurations, and sofa or armchair cinema seating configuration; and
  • RT60/500 Sabine Equation, custom screen size selection, user-selected MLP Row (main listening position), projector placement options (on-ceiling, pole-mounted or in-ceiling motorized lifter), projector lens throw calculation, and projector fL (foot-Lamberts) calculation.
Cinema Room

CEDIA Members

  • $110 per use
  • $55 per month
  • $425 per year


  • $250 per use
  • $85 per month
  • $775 per year
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Cinema Room Plan

Moving into the universe of designing and building dedicated home cinemas? Start here. ... More

Features included in Cinema RoomOpen


ALL of the features in the Media Room AND Media Room Pro Plans, PLUS:

  • Interactive room render configuration tool (color of seats, walls, carpet and screen image, plus ceiling and/or coffered lighting), and a render configuration tool;
  • True-to-room renders including manufacturer’s seating and User-selected seating position for screen view render;
  • Screen size calculation for acoustically AND non-acoustically transparent fixed screens;
  • Baffle wall construction; and
  • Enabling for Auro 3D.
Cinema Room Pro

CEDIA Members

  • $145 per use
  • $65 per month
  • $500 per year


  • $300 per use
  • $100 per month
  • $850 per year
About Our

Cinema Room Pro Plan

The ultimate TCD tool, the Cinema Pro Plan enables quick and accurate designs of true reference-quality cinemas. ... More

Features included in Cinema Room ProOpen


ALL of the features in the Media Room, Media Room Pro, AND Cinema Plans, PLUS:

  • An immersive VR render;
  • Through-wall projector placement;
  • Adding high channel count above 11 channels/Trinnov Whitepaper (channel count calculated by manufacturer recommendations OR user-selected count);
  • High channel count above 11 channels/Harman's JBL Synthesis SDP-75 (channel count calculated by manufacturer recommendations OR user-selected count);
  • High channel count front-wide speaker selection;
  • Optional additional side surround speakers (not discreet channels) per row;*
  • Immersive CODEC up to 32/48 channels;*
  • DCI-compliant equipment;* and
  • First reflection points;* 

*Features in italics are coming soon.

*CEDIA Individual members do not get access to preferential pricing; consider upgrading your membership to Integrator company membership.

Trade supplier members can use the media room tier of the tool free of charge. Full access to the software is available to trade suppliers on a bespoke licencing agreement: please contact tcd@cedia.org to discuss this option.

If you wish to cancel your subscription please email tcd@CEDIA.org and a member of the TCD support staff will process your request in a timely manner. 

From The TCD Blog

Krix Joins The CEDIA Designer Database

by User Not Found | Jun 24, 2019

Krix has reinforced its commitment to the dedicated home theatre sector by joining TCD's online database. Effective immediately, integrators using TCD can begin designing immersive audio home theatres and simpler media rooms – complete with full project documentation – using Krix’s range of dedicated home cinema loudspeakers and subwoofers, in minutes.

Included within TCD’s product database are Krix’s Series MX modular behind-screen speaker systems, the Series SX in-room, in-wall, on-wall speakers and subwoofers and the Series X range of speakers and subwoofers, designed to sit behind acoustically transparent screens in large cinema rooms.

The CEDIA Designer software allows home cinema professionals to design any dedicated cinema or media room in minutes using products from the best manufacturers the residential theatre industry has to offer. The CEDIA Designer calculates and produces in minutes what would take an experienced cinema designer weeks to complete, quickly specifying the precise location of all cinema and media room equipment, while eliminating equipment combinations that won't work. 

The software – which can be used by home cinema professionals anywhere in the world – creates peer-reviewed standard cinema designs and documentation, allowing users to produce technically correct dedicated cinema and media room designs, comprehensive support documents, renders (including immersive VR renders)accurately reflecting the finished room, in addition to producing a 3D CAD drawing of any room design in under 30 seconds. 

Crucially, using TCD allows integrators to confidently design technically perfect high render channel count home theatres in a matter of minutes using the Krix speakers and subwoofers available in the software’s database, eliminating the guesswork when it comes to placing all the required loudspeakers accurately in a room in a way that is relative to the listening area. Using TCD is the only way home technology professionals can accurately design technically accurate high render channel count immersive audio home theatres in such a short space of time.

“We’re proud to be partnering with The CEDIA Designer,” said Michael Cox, Marketing Manager at Krix. “The tool’s step-by-step approach simplifies the process of designing a high-end cinema room to specification. While the process is relatively quick and simple, it's obvious that a lot of hard work and industry experience have gone in behind the scenes - resulting in a tangible proposal that many clients will see value in.”

Integrators are required to create a TCD account to start designing Krix home cinemas and media rooms. Visit TCD’s website for more info on TCD’s subscription options and pricing and for tutorial videos and documentation output examples. CEDIA member dealers have free access to TCD’s Media Room software (a $650 value) as a benefit of membership, while members also receive substantial discounts on the other usage tiers.

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