The fireplace and TV always compete for attention. But the real winner is the fireplace. Typically it is not watched as much as a TV, but it far more beautiful. As a solution for client with the challenge, I found that the TV lift was a great solution. They had the right space and my client did not want to see the TV at all when it was not in use.
Round dining tables with a center pedestal are great because they allow you to fit more people in a smaller area. Choose a round table that has the ability to expand if you need to seat more people for special occasions. When choosing your diameter size consider the traffic flow, seated chair positions, and the diameter when the chairs are occupied.