Well, Sony emailed me back about the issue. In general, they said I should call them, then they provided the phone number and some general troubleshooting information in the email. Of the troubleshooting email, nothing stood out that a chimpanzee wouldn't know, except the following....
The PLAYSTATION(R)3 system supports WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) and WPA (Wi-Fi Protected
Access) encryption technology, capable of using 128-bit/64-bit encryption keys at this time.
- Verify that you do not have any devices which may interfere with a wireless signal. If any such devices are in close proximity, make sure they are shut off to ensure no such interference is present. Such devices include:
a. Microwave oven
b. Florescent lighting
c. Bluetooth(R) wireless devices
d. 2.4 gigahertz cordless phones
e. High powered audio equipment
f. Television sets or computer monitors
g. Electronic insect "zappers"
h. Any other electronic equipment that may produce Radio Frequency (RF) interference
So, for my setup personally
c. The controller is bluetooth for crying out loud!!! What can you do abotu that?!
e. WTF is this? Does the A/V Receiver sitting directly below the PS3 coulnt as high powered audio equipment?
f. Well well, I think EVERYONE using a PS3 has a television nearby, what the heck can I do about this one?
g. sorry, DON'T HAVE ONE
h. None that I can think of.
I will try calling the number tonight, although I am sure it will be of no help.