Originally Posted by Cherokee180c
I have the exact same problem. The PS4 has far worse Bluetooth range. My basement is actually open, but the section with my TV is behind some stairs and the controller has so much lag it is unplayable. There was never a problem with the PS3. Did you find any solution?
Not really - I have done a lot of research and tinkering. I called Sony support - they were absolutely worthless. I returned one console and bought an extra controller so I have tried with two consoles and 3 controllers. I have moved the console around the basement to different places and sat in different locations with the controller as well. I have concluded quite simply that the connection between the console and the controller is terrible compared to the PS3 and even the PS2.
Sony definitely took a major step backwards here.
As for solutions - I ended up moving my entire rack from one corner of the basement to the other. There were a few reasons I did it, but one of them was to reduce the distance between the console and the controller. Now the controller is ~25 feet from the console with a pretty direct line of sight. I find that if I close the door between the console and the controller it affects connectivity.
Even with the move and leaving the door open, there are times when the controller just doesn't respond. I find that it is generally because of direct line of sight. As an example, my wife walked and stood between the console and the controller the other day (she doesn't know there are issues with connectivity - she just got lucky
). I was playing Baseball 2014 The Show - I tried to "pause" the game since I was up to bat, but the pause didn't work. I asked her to step aside and the pause started to work again.
I am extremely disappointed with the connection between the console and controller.