You pretty much have it right, there is no way to display the settings. This is what I do, draw 5 circles on a piece of paper, each one representing Drive-Bass-Mid-Trebble-Chan Vol. Now I only turn the chan vol to get the settings to come up and write down where each one is. Next I switch to the next tone, say from A to B, then right back to A. This will reset my chan vol setting back to the original and now I can turn any one of the other knobs to get the display and write down my chan vol setting. Now that everything is in black and white I can begin to make my adjustments. Pain in the *** but the only way I know of.