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Here’s a great PZM you can rent:
Go to crown’s website for more models.
It’s an omnidirectional mic that goes in the middle of the table. As long as your subjects are within 3-4 feet of the mic and the room is not LOUD, you should get pretty good seperation between your table people and the background noise.
We use a variation of this model to hide mics in the head-boards of the cast’s beds on the Real World for MTV. I was the Supervising Mixer on that show for 2 seasons.
They should be no more that $15/a day (each) to rent. Try VER (video equipment rentals), Wexler Video, or LocationSound.com if you don’t have a local rental house that can help you out.