I purchased a mount for my 42" Panasonic from monoprice, not even thinking that I wouldn't have 16" studs. Well, I have 24" studs and the mount has a width of ~20". I am at a loss of what to do, and am not quite sure how to mount it. I'd really like to avoid cutting open my drywall to attach 2x4's between the two studs.
The TV weighs 57lbs and I would guess the mount weighs ~20lbs. Is mounting one side to a stud, then using a strong anchor on the other side a bad idea?
Any help is greatly appreciated.