Question Windows 10 controller recommendation PS4, XBox, Other? All house system.

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I have a system where all my TVs are connected to my windows 10 machine. I am looking for a controller recommendation with the following features in order of priority
  1. Cost - $40-$60
  2. Will work seamlessly with windows 10, don’t have to set it up
  3. Strong enough to connect through some walls, 40 feet distance.
Number 3 is great to have if it exists but I can work around it by putting the Bluetooth dongle in the attic if its not strong enough, or if there are other solutions for this I am interested. 1 and 2 are my biggest prioritys
 

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i bought a wired XB1 controller and it just works right off. the wireless ones have all kinds of issues sitting next to the pc. i can't imagine it working through walls and so on.

for every person i see who gets wireless working, i see a dozen more who can't make it work. so i never even tried with a wireless option.

leep in mind i am only thinking of XB controllers and not any third party brands. i have no experience there.
 
I had used PS3 controllers for a long time simply because they work well, are wireless, have rechargeable batteries, and I already owned them. They finally gave up on me and I went to the Xbox One controller. As far as working well with Windows, it's sort of a no brainer. I don't like that in order to get wireless batteries I have to buy a special pack and a special charger.

With both the PS3 and the Xbox controller the bluetooth dongle is going to need line of sight and in my own living room I get about 12-15 ish feet away from it before lag issues start.
 

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I had used PS3 controllers for a long time simply because they work well, are wireless, have rechargeable batteries, and I already owned them. They finally gave up on me and I went to the Xbox One controller. As far as working well with Windows, it's sort of a no brainer. I don't like that in order to get wireless batteries I have to buy a special pack and a special charger.

With both the PS3 and the Xbox controller the bluetooth dongle is going to need line of sight and in my own living room I get about 12-15 ish feet away from it before lag issues start.
not to hijack but you have no issues with wireless XB1 controller? i would not mind getting one but don't know if they have managed to fix the various issues i saw when researching couple years back.
 
not to hijack but you have no issues with wireless XB1 controller? i would not mind getting one but don't know if they have managed to fix the various issues i saw when researching couple years back.
Nothing that stands out. IMO the biggest let down is that when I was using the PS controller the emulation program allowed for me to connect simply by pressing the "power" button. It would pair, I would play.
The XB controller makes me go into Bluetooth pair it, then play. If the controller goes to sleep you have to do it again.

With both of them I had to get a small USB extension and point the dongle at my seating position. Even being on top of the case it would reduce the range. I ended up getting one that I tuck below the TV and simply pull to the front of the stand while gaming.
 

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Hey thanks to both of you, sounds like the PS controller, maybe that’s the way to go? Which one, PS4, 3?

The reason I’m asking about the connectability is I tried to connect a Wii U controller And I kept getting the pin code request, and forums and YouTube wanted me to go download some software that doesn’t exist anymore. I want it to be easy, like punkncat said, power button, pair, play.

bummer on the line of sight,and the 6 foot rule. that will not work.
 

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One other thought, I cannot use a controller that has a dongle that comes with it, I need to be able to connect the Bluetooth or some other way to the dongle that I already have. Is there a PS controller that uses internal Bluetooth or a Bluetooth dongle from another brand?
 

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