Virgin Media has announced that the third tuner on its Tivo powered set top boxes has been switched on - meaning that users are now able to record two programmes whilst watching another live broadcast.

And whilst it's an announcement that basically says that the box does what it should, it's still good news as not only can the box record two channels while you watch another, which is a nice enough feature on its own - it can also buffer two separate stations at once, allowing you to enact chasing playback on a channel that you aren’t watching. 

The change has been initiated via the cable network and will be piped down the line to your Tivo box, so there's no need to download anything, or call in the engineers.

Not yet convinced - then check out our Virgin Media TV powered by TiVo review