I also tried anikun's settings and I can say that the colors popped more and black seemed more black and I liked it. That haze was also gone when in cinema mode.
But then I put my my AVSHD calibration disk into my Panasonic Blu-Ray player and my XA2 HD-DVD player and I see that the brightness has to be turned up a lot so that the blacks are not crushed based on the calibration disk. I also had to make adjustments to the color and tint. I decided to watch a couple of movies without making those adjustments, and it looked good, but in my mind I tell myself that I am crushing the blacks and the colors are not as per the calibration disk.
So, when you are altering your settings, are you calibrating the brightness, contrast, color and tint through your player/calibration disk or just eyeballing when watching an HD tv broadcast? Are your black levels not being crushed?