Outline the full process you go through in calibration and we can find out what's going wrong.
Hello 61Dynamic & thanks for the offer...
I have followed the Spyder software instructions including warmup and lighting arrangements. I have replicated the experiment and obtained substantially the same results using ambient halogen lighting, daylight and total darkness.
I have also calibrated using the Apple built-in software to cross check results and the pink hue only happens with the Spyder. The results are as follows (using one of the GretagMacBeth test images on screen). Interestingly my Intel MacBook Pro and my G4 MacMini (with DVI connection to a 19" Samsung LCD) give fairly similar results.
Default Apple LCD setup (1.8/Native): a bit blue/cold
Apple software calibration to 1.8/Native: pretty close to 'natural', perhaps still a bit cold
Spyder 1.8/Native: very natural looking but dark skins a touch pale
Spyder 2.2/Native: as above but warmer/darker, it's a toss which I prefer between this and the one above; very easy to get used to between the two
Apple 2.2/D65: even warmer and darker but actually closest to paper prints (compared to the other settings)
Spyder 2.2/D65: pretty horrible; pink hue, not natural looking at all. Can get used to it, but not completely
So there you have it... my full experience!
I guess that the question boils down to: do you need to use D65 when dealing with sRGB pictures? I would be quite happy to work with 1.8 Native or 2.2 Native. How are other Mac users set up?