Originally Posted by Lahatiel
That is good for you but that is not the rule.
Renting a colorimeter in a photo shop near by is the way to go to acieve the best results. Using a foreign profile is like playing wheel of fortune.
Instead using a profile trust your eyes and read how to calibrate a monitor without hardware tools.
Don't forget to repeat this from time to time. Colours are shifting.
Seriously, you're being a little too extreme here for his needs. As he said, all he's doing is playing video games. So, you need to think in practical terms for him and you need to be thinking about the EASIEST way for him to get what he wants. You're acting as though he requires absolutely perfect color calibration. He's not doing anything color-sensitive. What you're recommending to him is extreme overkill for his needs. It's not wort it. All he needs is a pre-calibrated color profile. If he can't find one, then he should get a color calibrator and just use that and be done with it. His needs do not justify doing anything that's any more difficult than that. You're asking him to do it manually which is ridiculous overkill for his needs. It's not worth it.
Yes, he said "I want the best colors", but that's only because of how sick and tired he is of what he's dealing with right now. Lahatiel, I can guarantee you that if he could find a color profile for the BenQ XL2411Z, then he would be 100% satisfied - just like I am.
Now, if he were trying to get into professional photography in order to make a living at it, then hell no I would never be recommending that he download a color profile. I probably wouldn't even be in his thread if he needed that level of color accuracy because I know there are professional photographers here who would be far more qualified than me to help with that. Since all he's doing is playing video games and since he has THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM THAT I HAD, I would say that he would be absolutely 100% fine doing what I did and it would be FAR easier than doing it manually.