I am trying to get a bg in a table to center, is this possible?

Here is the code that I have

Code:
<td height="299" width="77%" valign="middle" align="center" STYLE="background-repeat:no-repeat;" background="images/note.jpg" >&nbsp;</td>
And it works, but the bg is tiled

here is the code that I tried to stop the tiling:

Code:
<td height="299" width="77%" valign="middle" align="center" STYLE="background-position:center; background-repeat:no-repeat;" background="images/note.jpg" >&nbsp;</td>
anyone have any ideas?

thanks

Chuck