HDTV footstand space

I'm looking into buying my first hdtv. Only problem is in my apartment I have only one place to put it on top of a unused fireplace. I can't drill in the wall because there is a chimney behind it.
The standing surface is only 22cm and most 40inch tv's which i want are from 24 - 30 cm. My question is do you guys think it would matter if the stand overlapse a bit?(maximum 1 inch/2cm) [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/RCzAOYu.jpg[/IMG]