Not sure what you mean by Clear, but I would say just as detailed and better in some other ways.
I have a Sony 52-XBR4 lcd television, a Panasonic Plazma and a JVC 1080p HD-1 front projector.
And I can say that the projector is by far the most pleasant to view. Not just because of the size. It is pixel free viewing, unless you are way too close, and I would not ever view from that close! It is also jutter free with no movement blur or fatigue factor at all. It is more film-like and less "digital looking", All in all, much eazier on the eyes(less fatiguing).
I have just finnished my theater after I moved, I had the JVC in my old house theater and loved it. Until the theater was done, I bought and used the Sony in my den and I liked it. It was clear and bright but a little harsh .Once I got my theater back up running, I realized how harsh the Sony really was.
Some material might look better on the 52 inch because it might hide some image quality flaws of the source. But with good quality HD sources I definately prefer the Projector.
Just my Opinion, but that is how I look at it.