Don't waste your money on swap magic or braker pro. Have someone install a chip that has the Matrix Infinity Firmware 1.93.
With a modchip you will be able to play PSone, PS2 disc without swapping disc. You will also be able to play PAL games in Full Screen and Color.
I do install and have feedback in several site
here is a picture of my work http://i45.tinypic.com/29zy821.jpg
Backlight can be one giant light panel with a diffusor, but recently there's mini/micro LED backlighting, where you can control the light level for smaller areas of the screen, to get better contrast and color range.