Settings are applied per input/source. Or, you can apply one configuration to all sources. That's what I've done. My settings look great for DirecTV, Bluray, and Netflix. I'm not a gamer, so I don't have settings for a game console which does behave differently than other sources.Do the parameters (i.e. contrast, backlight, etc.) stay set with EACH picture mode (i.e. Dynamic, Movie, Natural, Standard) you modify them for?