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The answer to the question should be a NO. If you anchored into a stud you are almost certainly creating a less secure connection (given that you are using common anchors). You would have to get something pretty fancy to hold better than the wood.
If the screws are ONLY in to drywall, take it down immediately and reinstall the screws with the anchors. Drywall will not hold a screw all by itself. With an anchor, the anchor expands BEHIND the drywall, preventing pull-out. If the screws are very long AND you got them in to the studs, you could be good. But it depends on the type of screws, the weight of ...
That is perfectly fine to anchor like that. I will say you will want to make sure that the left and center are not overly tightened. When attaching something to studs vs. anchor/drywall it is very easy to overtighten the stud side. This will make the overall panel pull out of the right side eventually. I doubt your TV would fall in this situation because ...
As long as your using lag bolts to secure the mount to the wall it will be fine. I have a massive 130 lb. plasma and a 65 lb. swing arm mount and I had a similar situation. Just use as many of the holes available on the studs using lags bolts and your good. Pre-drill your lag holes or you will split the 2x4 in the wall and it won't hold.
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