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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 discrete 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

Focal Offers TCD Access to 1000 Series Retailers

by James Bliss | May 13, 2021

Focal rolls out a network of retailers dedicated to 1000 Series, its new line of exceptional Integration products, and offers them exclusive access to The CEDIA Designer tool

For a unique, personalised experience and in a perfect response to the desires and expectations of their customers seeking high-end Stereo and Home Cinema installations, Focal is rolling out a network of dedicated 1000 Series retailers. By training and supporting these specialist teams through various solutions, the French brand demonstrates that high-end service is more at the heart of the Focal offering than ever. Proof of this is in the partnership agreed with The CEDIA Designer, with the network of 1000 Series retailers trained in and provided with this tool free-of-charge.

With its early 2021 launch of the 1000 Series in-wall and in-ceiling loudspeakers, including two products from the iconic Utopia collection, Focal is developing a support strategy that lives up to its range.



Access to the Home Cinema room design tool, The CEDIA Designer

As a CEDIA partner, Focal trains and provides 1000 Series retailers with free access to The CEDIA Designer. This interactive cloud software creates a single space for the entire process of designing an audiovisual system. Installers can use this for a unique and precise way of designing high-performing custom installations that are perfectly adapted to the listening rooms.

Home Cinema installations training

All 1000 Series retailers will benefit from the support and advice of experts trained in the products, in using The CEDIA Designer but also in the techniques and tools necessary for designing the ideal installation.



Focal has been manufacturing its outstanding speaker drivers and acoustic loudspeakers in its Saint-Étienne workshops since 1979. Its unique French know-how encompasses monitors, in-car audio, integration products and headphones. Thanks to its heritage rooted in engineering and innovation, the brand enjoys global recognition and is a renowned French “Living Heritage Company”. In 2014, Focal merged with the electronics brand Naim Audio within the Vervent Holding Group. With their complementary offering, Focal and Naim are global audio leaders.

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