Projection / Screen size calculator
Find out what screen sizes from a certain distance
Distance from projector to screen:
Recommended screen size:
Find out where to place the projector for a certain screen size
Recommended screen size:
Distance from projector to screen:


Lumens 3800
Resolution (Native) XGA 1024x768
Contrast 16000
Technology LCD
Light Source Lamp
Light Source Life (Est.) 20000
Weight (kg) 2.900000
EAN 5025232887415
Throw Ratio 1.48-1.78
£11,998.80 £9,999.00
End of line. Replacement model is the VPL-EX575. The Panasonic PTL-LB385 is a bright projector suitable for business or education needs. It is part of the LB425 Series. There is no need to turn the lights off as your PT-LB385 is powerful enough to project clearly in light rooms due to the bright 3... Read more
Price Checked
Call For Replacement
Out of Stock Call For Availability
Replaced With VPL-EX575

Click for replacement model

Save on the web price or need advice?

We recommend

  1. ViewSonic VSR100 Wireless Adapter
    In stock
    Is Power Required Yes
    Input Type HDMI
    Weight (kg) 0.00
    In Stock 9
  2. Sapphire Electric 203x152cm Projector Screen 4:3 100 inch SEWS200RBV-ATR
    In stock
    Diagonal in Inches 100
    Viewing Width (cm) 203
    Aspect Ratio 04:03
    Front or Rear Projection Front
    Side Border (Per Side) 50mm
    Bottom Border 55mm
    Weight (kg) 12.00
    Top Border 80mm
    In Stock 40
  3. HDMI Cable Male to Male
    Out of Stock
    Weight (kg) 0.00
    In Stock 0
    As low as £12.00 £10.00
  4. Projector Installation
    In stock
    Weight (kg) 0.00
    In Stock 73

Chat for projector advice

End of line. Replacement model is the VPL-EX575. The Panasonic PTL-LB385 is a bright projector suitable for business or education needs. It is part of the LB425 Series. There is no need to turn the lights off as your PT-LB385 is powerful enough to project clearly in light rooms due to the bright 3800 lumens. You will be able to project in a bright room to a medium sized audience with no problems at all. A high brightness and high contrast ratio have been achieved in a lightweight body for the PT-LB385.

Just Projectors review on the Panasonic PT-LB385

All of these features work together to give you, clear, sharp images with realistic and bright colours with added depth. The clear and glowing images will enhance the learning and working experience whether the PT-LB385 is ceiling mounted or being used as a portable projector as it is very lightweight at only 2.9KGs. Give us a shout if you are thinking of installation as we also offer this service. Corner keystoning will help with installation or if you have to place your projector off-centre; you will still be able to project a straight image. We can also provide you with a suitable screen, from an electric, manual or a portable screen.

It has a HDMI input to connect to modern devices and show your content in high definition. There are also two VGA ports to connect to older laptops. You will be able to connect to multiple sources without swapping the cables around. The USB input is also useful for PC free presentations via a USB stick. This projector also has a built in 10W speaker, which is suitable for a medium sized audience.

To help reduce maintenance and operating costs, the Panasonic PT-LB385 has a very long lamp life of 20,000 hours, so you won’t have to replace the lamp anytime soon! This Panasonic projector has a standard throw ratio and gives you a bit of flexibility where you mount the projector if you are installing it.

The PT-LB385 has XGA resolution which is suitable for presentations and only short video clips. If you wish to show longer videos or movies, then we recommend you go up to at least WXGA resolution as your image will not stretch or distort and may only be an extra £30 for a better resolution, which will be definately worth your money. Take a look at some alternatives below. For presentations, the PT-LB385 will still give you a clear and sharp image. Overall, this is a great projector for medium rooms and has quite a few features. Click on the PDF to the left for more information.

What Panasonic say about the PT-LB385

The PT-LB425 Series combines vivid picture quality and fantastic cost-efficiency in a compact body. Breakthrough lamp technology extends lifespan up to 20,000 hours*1, significantly reducing your overheads. The flexible, wireless-ready, easy-to-use projectors bring media to life in classrooms and office spaces.

Breakthrough technology extends lamp replacement to 20,000 hours*. Longer lamp-life is achieved by reducing degradation and by improving cooling capabilities. Enjoy bright picture quality, low TCO, and less downtime for maintenance.

Daylight View Lite optimizes color and brightness according to ambient lighting levels. This function is easily accessed using the supplied remote control.

The projector includes a 1.2x zoom lens to support a wide range of projection throw-distances. This is useful when presenting in different installation environments.

If on-site conditions call for off-axis projection, simply designate four screen corners and Horizontal & Vertical Corner Keystone Correction performs necessary adjustments for distortion-free image presentation.

Barrel and pincushion distortions are easily corrected when projecting onto a curved screen surface such as black- or whiteboards.

To reduce hassle, the filter can be replaced via the side and the lamp from the top of the projector. There’s no need to remove the unit from its ceiling mount for periodic maintenance.

Insert a USB memory device into the USB port and start projecting stored content straight away without need of a connected PC. The USB media player supports a variety of image files, such as JPEG and PNG. Start your presentation right away without having to connect to a computer.

Transmission of audio and video content via PC to the projector is supported over USB cable with the projector set to USB Display Mode. No need to install software, just plug and play and start presenting immediately.

Projectors with Direct Power Off function allow you to switch off the projector and unplug the power cord right after use. You can safely turn off the room’s breaker switch without waiting for the projector to cool down. This is useful in applications where the projector is mounted on the ceiling, or in time-critical situations. 

Instant Site Survey

More Information
Item PT-LB385
Weight (kg) 2.900000
EAN 5025232887415
Technology LCD
HDMI Inputs 1
Contrast 16000
Lumens 3800
Throw Ratio 1.48-1.78
Resolution (Native) XGA 1024x768
Light Source Lamp
Light Source Life (Est.) 20000
Short Description

XGA Resolution

Bright 3800 Lumens




10W Built In Speaker

Blackboard Modes

Corner Keystone Correction

Delivery Charges

*JAN 2022 UPDATE* - Due to the ongoing shortage of courier drivers in the UK and COVID-19 staff shortages, some deliveries are taking a little longer to arrive although most are still making it out on the next working day. If you have any concerns about the lead time before ordering please give our sales team a call.

Delivery Rates to mainland UK - (excluding large and/or heavy items)

Delivery is to ground floor, if you have special delivery instructions you must contact us to ensure that we can have the best chance of success in delivering the item. We required items to be signed for.

Working Delivery dates are Monday to Friday unless Saturday delivery is selected.

  • 7-10 Working Days delivery is free of charge 
  • 2-3 Working Days £8 + VAT
  • Next Working Day £12 + VAT - if ordered before cut off
  • Working Day Pre-Noon £35 + VAT - Be careful choosing this option, it has the highest incidence of failure with all couriers.

Delivery cut off is 4pm on most items - earlier time exceptions are large items, high value items, items requiring a pallet (i.e bulk orders). If you order after 4pm then the order is processed the next day, that means if you ordered Tuesday at 8pm at night, the next day delivery option is Thursday as the order is processed on the Wednesday.

Delivery Rates to non-mainland UK + Eire - (excluding large screens and Touch Screens)

Non Mainland and the Highlands and Islands- this includes the Isle of Wight, any thing that goes over water that does not have road access. These rates are determined by couriers based on postcode. If there are multiple items then we may need to quote you for delivery.

2-3 Days £45 + VAT

Large Screens 3m+ wide & Touch Screen

By Quotation - they might not be able to be next day as specialised couriers are often required.


Faulty Items

Goods Reported Faulty Within 28 Days of Receipt.

If you have a faulty item and are reporting the fault within 28 days of receipt (please note that for business customers, this is 14 days). When the goods are returned to us complete, we’ll issue a full refund to you via your original payment method.We will try and ensure that there is a fault, that often requires is running diagnostics or getting the manufacturer to speak to you directly to determine whether there is a genuine fault rather than just a set up error. 

Goods Damaged in Transit.

If your goods were damaged in transit it must be reported to us within 3 days. If goods are visibly damaged on receipt the delivery note must be marked accordingly. Once the damaged goods have been collected and received back into our warehouse, we’ll issue a refund via your original payment method. We will require pictures of the damage.

Consumers - If You Have Changed Your Mind – this is for personal use not business or organisations

If you are a private consumer and have changed your mind as long as the goods have not been in your possession for over 14 days, and the item can be sold again as new, then you are entitled to return the goods to us. If the item you are returning is a Projector, the lamp hours used must not have exceeded 3 hours otherwise a restocking fee will be applied. The cost of returning items is the responsibility of the customer. As new means in original packaging with complete accessory packs and manuals. If any item is marked/damaged, including the packing, there may be a restocking fee. Please contact us directly before sending any goods back to obtain an RMA number without this there may be a delay in dealing with your return. If you purchased for a company, or an organisation you are not deemed a Consumer by law.

Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:PANASONIC PT-LB385 Projector (DISCONTINUED)
Your Rating

About Just Projectors

We provide advice on the phone listening to your requirements we are able to help you get the right one as we have trained staff . We have a network of installers to cover your area. On higher end models we can arrange a loan or demo. We think most people should buy HD resolution , they are so affordable now and you wouldn't buy a 5 year old laptop so why buy SVGA which is over 20 years old. Yes XGA & WXGA are ideal for simple presentations and education use but we have all been use to decent home TV's or high resolution phones or tablets so why put a huge image on the wall/screen which is inferior. There are some great brands out there like BenQ, ViewSonic, Epson, Sony and less known ones like EIKI or Vivitek. Yes you can buy the wrong one, this is why we still offer advice rather than just an add to cart website. We have a price promise, we see the models, we often put one against another and see which one is best. We only buy UK stock, which has higher warranty standards to ensure you get real value for money. We don't sell the cheap brands as the lumens aren't verified. Look at our name it tells you that we are committed to this product and we have a great reputation in the market place for price and customer service. We supply the UK but also in Ireland, we offer a 1-3 day service to Ireland.