Originally Posted by Doug Blackburn
More than likely, the calibrator is going to calibrate with Warm mode since it needs less adjustment to get the color temp close to 6500K and for the RGB tracking to be optimum. If you start with Normal mode, you need much larger adjustments and this sometimes (often in my eperience) sends Panasonics off into the weels in some other parameter... Gamma may go very low for example, when you need large adjustments to get color temp accurate.
I don't know if it's the same, I assume not, but when I had my 36" CRT HD calibrated [Sony] he calibrated the
"normal" setting simply b/c the "cool" and "warm" modes were offsets of normal, meaning they didn't have the full settings, just added or subtracted settings from the base "normal" mode. At least, that's how he explained it to me.
It made more sense also b/c by doing this, i could go cooler or warmer than the ISF settings still.