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When you connect the JU7100 HDMI port to an AVR (or soundbar) that supports ARC, it becomes a speaker selection in the TV's audio menu. I'm pretty sure CEC (which Samsung labels Anynet) must be enabled as well. Select that from the speaker list and your audio is sent via ARC. Nothing else to it. If your soundbar/AVR supports CEC, the TV's remote will control the volume as well. I've never tried the universal remote function, so can't say for sure, but it should work as you state as well. But CEC is simpler if it works.
If your soundbar HDMI inputs support your desired equipment, I would recommend connecting them directly. But if the soundbar isn't 4K/HDR compatible (HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2) and your equipment is 4K, then you would have to connect directly to the TV. My Yamaha supports 4K 60 fps, so everything plugs into it.
Samsung JU7100 4K TV, Yamaha RX-V583, Nvidia Shield, a number of Roku players and TVs, Windows 10 media server with Serviio and Plex. Other players and TVs as well.