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As far as I can tell there are 3 differences:
1. Trim package on 6700 is bright metal (silver) while 7600 has dark metal trim (black)
2. 6700 has un-adjustable 120 Hz TrueMotion while 7600 has user adjustable 240 Hz TrueMotion that many people don't like anyway.
3. 6700 is listed with 8M:1 dynamic contrast ratio while 7600 is 9M:1. I haven't seen any side by side comaprisons that indicate the difference is visible or the numbers are meaningful.
The top of the line 9600 is listed as 10M:1. Being a back-lit Local-dimming set, the contrast ratio "should be" very good. That being said, the difference between 8M, 9M, and 10M : 1 "may be" significant.
So, in my opinion, the color is a preference and isn't woth $300, the 240 Hz TrueMotion is probaly going to be turned off and therefore isn't woth $300. What you may be paying for is the higher contrast ratio. This could be a real difference or just marketing nonsense but at this point there isn't enough first hand data to say.
I looked at the 6700 first but when I found the 7600 at a LOWER price I obviously went with the 7600.