Question New TV, Need Advice with Mount

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    Hi Everyone!

    I recently moved into a new apartment building and received a 65" SONY X850C as a wedding gift My wife and I are wanting to mount the TV on the wall over a credenza. I busted out some of my tools, and ran the stud finder over the wall and found that I have studs 24" apart, made from metal.

    The caveat is that the stud is smack dab in the center of the wall :/ The low-profile mount I bought won't reach across to the studs to the right or left. The TV weighs in at 79 lbs., could I slightly offset the mount, drill toggles into the stud and toggles into the drywall? Cutting out a big chunk of the drywall is not an option.

    I've attached a little diagram of what I'm looking at here:

    http://i.imgur.com/vbcwVXH.jpg

    Do I need to go get get a beefier mount? This is what I got off Amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/VideoSecu-Pro...1&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=videosecu+low+prifile

    Thanks for all the help! Much appreciated.
     
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    I got a toaster and some cutlery :)

    TVs are a lot lighter than they used to be but you need two fixing points
     
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    Haha! Well, the mother-in-law definitely hooked us up!

    If I a get a mount that covers the middle stud and the stud to the right (not outlined in the above picture), will the TV be centered on the wall? I don't think it could slide over on the mount THAT much.
     
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    I know the US is litigious so don't quote me but yes.
     

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